Lock ‘Snapping’ by burglars
The 3 main benefits of having new UPVC Windows fitted to a residential property are said to be; increased energy efficiency, lower noise penetration and improved security.
The first 2 benefits are great to have, but if the security of your double glazed windows & doors is not good then you could become a victim of ‘lock snapping’ and if you are burgled then it’s going to be an expensive mistake, no matter what amount you saved on the cost of double glazing windows in the first place.
Over 90,000 burglaries were reported in London for the period of 2012/3013 & whilst this was also a 4% reduction on the previous year it’s still a massive amount of crime – burglars like to get in through a door with poor quality locks and some cheap uPVC doors have been fitted with locks that will not withstand the latest trick of ‘lock snapping’ by burglars.
Take some time to check out your door locks or get a professional to do it for you – better to pay a small amount now than to lose all your belongings later.