How Do Thieves Break Into UPVC Doors??

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If you have uPVC doors you may want to take extra precautions to keep them secure. You can improve the security of your door by installing a multi-point locking system. Also, there are a number of other security measures you can use to keep your door safe.

The main way burglars break into your home is by using force or manipulation. You can make your home more secure by keeping your windows locked when you are not at home, and by ensuring your doors are not easy to unlock. Another way to prevent a burglar from breaking into your home is to have a digital door viewer installed. This allows you to monitor the activity of your door and watch the people entering and leaving.

Another way burglars can gain access is by snapping your locks. This is particularly dangerous on UPVC doors, as they are made from thinner plastic. You can protect your UPVC doors by investing in an anti-snap cylinder. The cylinder will stop your lock from snapping when it is not in the proper position.

Another method thieves use is to use a blowtorch. Many doors are made from cheaper materials that will burn through the lock area. This is why a good quality uPVC door is important to have. If your lock is old, it is unlikely to be able to withstand the impact of a blowtorch. You can help to prevent this by purchasing locks that conform to British standards. You should also look for a cylinder with a hardplate on the back, to prevent drilling.

You can also increase your uPVC door security by using a chain. This restrictor loops around your door handle and prevents strangers from opening the door.

Another security measure you can consider is adding an automatic timer switch. This can be useful if you are away from home for a long period. This will let you know when it’s time to leave. You can also install a visible burglar alarm to prevent break-ins.

If you have outward-opening doors, you can protect them from forced entry by putting hinge bolts on the outside of the frame. These are relatively cheap and can be easily fitted to your door.

You can also add extra security to your uPVC door by purchasing a letter box fishing guard. This guard has a cover that keeps a rod in the hole, and it is a common way to prevent thieves from looking into your hallway.

A sash jammer is another solution for compromised locks. These are inexpensive to install, and provide additional resistance against forced entry. Similarly, you can add a camera to your UPVC door to catch a burglar if he or she breaks in.

If you are unsure of how to lock your uPVC door, contact a local locksmith. They will be able to advise you on the best locks and how to secure your door and windows. He or she can also recommend how to place your window securely and make sure that the locks are installed in the correct position.

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