Statistics from Yale the lock specialists, suggest that a million multipoint door locks could fail this year, probably leaving thousands of homes unsecured and homeowners locked out of their properties.
A multipoint lock runs the length of a PVCu door and has several points of contact, such as hooks or bolts, which lock the door into the frame.
Yale the security specialist is advising homeowners to carry out some easy actions to help secure their homes.
This is in response to recent reports from West Yorkshire Police, warning of the growing problem of burglary by means of lock snapping:
ADT Home Security have been working with Calvin Beckford, a retired Police Officer with over 30 yearsâ€™ experience in crime prevention, to prepare a new document, aimed at helping new homeowners to make their new property as safe and secure as possible.
Calvin Beckford, a security industry expert, has thirty years policing experience with the Metropolitan Police. Calvin is well-known in police crime prevention and academic circles.
ADT offer an ideal home security monitoring solution.
Although safety is the most important reason for buying a door phone, comfort and ease of use comes in a close second.
Seeing who is at the door gives us the option of opening the door (or not) and provides a valuable sense of both freedom and protection.
Thinking about improving your home security, then look no further than Yale Digital, their new easy to use website, offering the very latest digital security solutions.
You will conveniently be able to buy your security products online via the Digital Store and have them delivered direct to your door.
Products available include:
A range of hardwearing replacement cylinders for uPVC door locks has been launched — Easifit by Kasp, the leading security brand from Carl Kammerling International.
Consisting of 16 double euro profile cylinders, in eight of the most popular sizes and two finishes â€“ Brass and Nickel, the convenient Kasp Easitfit range has been designed to provide homeowners with a quick and simple increased security solution.
The 5 pin cylinders are anti-drill for added security and have the additional benefit of being â€˜key both sidesâ€™; which allows the lock to be operated even when a key is left in the opposite side.
Would be thieves are well aware that we all have lots of high value presents in our homes during the festive period and they do their utmost to take advantage.
So Yale are offering some seasonal security advice, to help keep your gifts safe from surprise visitors, other than Santa Claus:
Itâ€™s important that your home is protected while youâ€™re out visiting family and friends or away on holiday, therefore a security alarm can act as a crucial visual deterrent and will alert neighbours when activated by burglars.
60% of burglaries attempted on homes fitted with an alarm are unsuccessful – Yaleâ€™s wirefree alarm kits are quick and easy to install, and offer discreet protection for all types of properties.
SecurityCAM Ltd a leading UK security solutions provider. has announced that it offers a â€˜best protection guaranteeâ€™ with its ADT Home Security System.
This is an effective burglar alarms system that provides Police protection (response during emergency call outs), Smoke / Fire detection, plus Key holder response.
This security set up comes with ADT monitored alarms that give 24×7 protection to home, family as well as business assets, 365 days of the year with immediate Police response during emergency call outs.
Chubbsafes, a leading world-wide secure storage supplier, has announced the launch of its new range of domestic safes that offer solutions for the protection of cash, valuables, data and documents, at MLA Expo, from 9th to-11th September.
Independently tested, the range has gained ECB.S certification and covers insurance rating brackets of Â£2000 for S1 levels, Â£4000 for S2 and Â£10,000 for G1, in line with the European Norm EN 14450 for S1 and S2 and EN 1143-1 for G1.
When considering jewellery values, these ratings can be multiplied by up to a factor of 10, offering the user total peace of mind in any situation.
Marmitek has introduced IP Cameras that automatically upload video evidence to YouTube, which means that YouTube will now become not only a location for watching or sharing images, but also for saving private videos.
Using a Marmitek IP Camera* you can monitor everything from a distance, making it the perfect solution for checking that everything is in order at home in real time 24/7: You will have more peace of mind if you can check from anywhere, whether the children at home are all right, check who is at your front door or just ensure that all is well back at home. A Marmitek IP Camera can also supply images that enable you to confirm exactly what happened and who or what caused the incident. These images are automatically sent to your e-mail address or uploaded to a NAS (Network-attached storage) server. Storage space from an e-mail account, however, is often limited. And uploading to an NAS server means that you cannot usually access and view saved images. However Marmitek has just launched two new IP Cameras. The IP Eye Anywhere241 and the IP RoboCam541. These cameras can automatically and independently (without the intervention of a computer), instantly upload your security images to YouTube. You can permit these to be viewed by anyone, or protect them, so that only you have access. As a result, you have a free, online alternative to an NAS server. So whether it’s your car on the drive, the motorbike in the garage, the valauble equipment in your lounge, or the nursery where your baby is sleeping â€“ YouTube is watching!
YouTube demo: http://www.youtube.com/user/democamera).