Don't let home security be a confusing matter
Recent figures from Confused.com claim thefts from the home are higher during the summer months (Jun-Aug) than during the winter (Dec- Feb). The research from the insurer also highlights that nearly a quarter of homes
(23%) were broken into while victims were on holiday. While more than a quarter of burglaries (27%) occur as a result of entry through an open door or window.
"There's no doubt we can be more vigilant, and perhaps now is the time for home security to be reviewed as people head off on holiday," comments Fergus Pickard, Product Development Director from P C Henderson. "With the trend for creating an indoor / outdoor living experience still as popular as ever, considering the multiple points to secure on exterior folding doors when choosing a system should be a key priority."
"With many exterior folding door gear systems available on the market today claiming to offer enhanced security protection, it can be confusing when sourcing the most secure option for a project's needs. What is crucial to be aware of is the certifications and accreditations available for these systems," adds Fergus Pickard.
Securefold Ultra from P C Henderson has enhanced security components certified to PAS24 and BS EN 1627 RC2 and accredited as Secured by Design hardware. These accreditations and standards mean the system meets the requirements to be classified as burglar resistant and is thought to be the only system on the market with both standards accompanied by Secured by Design accreditation.
With three points of locking on every external door seam the robust hardware on the door prevents entry. A unique interlocking anti-tamper hinge makes it difficult for it to be forced out of position or dismantled. Additional security components complement this feature, which include a specialist hinge security bolt and a locking screw mechanism that stops the hardware being disengaged from the door. The system's multi point lock, featuring anti-snap and anti-bump cylinder, provides additional security on the swing door to withstand attack from the most determined intruder.
The Securefold Ultra system gives the home an extra layer of protection with all the aesthetic and weather resistance benefits associated with modern design for outward opening exterior folding doors.
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