Security Advice For National Home Security Month

Security Advice For National Home Security Month

Burglars very much look forward to the nights darkening earlier and clocks going back in October as it improves their chances of breaking into homes without getting caught.

A recent survey by security experts, ADT, would seem to suggest that householders are ready to beat the burglars at their own game, with 76.5% of respondents claiming to be more conscious of home security in autumn. But, burglary rates for the autumn season don’t confirm the same and are depressingly high.

How safe is your neighbourhood? You can find out by entering your postcode on the National Home Security Month website, an initiative that’s run annually every October since 2013.

If the crime figures for your area raise some concern, turn to our product range to make home a more secure space.


It’s doors that thieves like to attack first – the ONS warns 76% of domestic burglaries in England and Wales see burglars gain access through doors.

Their favourite trick to prise open doors is to snap their locks. If any of your door cylinders protrude more than the depth of a £1 coin, they could well be easily snapped.

Eden’s Forté composite doors have high security multi point locking systems that are snap-free, hinges with anti-crowbar technology, a strong foam core, and other enhanced security features as standard, in line with Approved Document Q.

A black composite door with a long silver handle


When they have no luck with your windows, it will be your doors targeted next by thieves – 30% of burglaries occur with unauthorised entries through windows (source: ONS).

Windows get levered open with screwdrivers, chisels, bars, you name it, or the glazed unit may just get forced out. No such strategies will work when employed against our UPVC Extreme windows.

Backed by a 20-year guarantee, Extreme replacement windows include 11 visible locking points, giving you 3 times the protection of a traditional window. There’s also centre vaultbot and multi cam locking technology within them, a unique superglide gearbox, and enhanced compression.

Grey casement windows

Living Spaces

You need to remember when expanding your home with anything from a conservatory or orangery to also expand your burglar coverage, often overlooked by some, as it’s a means of access.

It helps to have an installer with an esteemed background in extensions to design and build the structure and relevant industry accreditations .

Each Eden extension has windows and doors featuring high security locks and components to defend you against any break-in attempt.

A solid roof extension with roof windows and bi-folding doors

When security overly occupies your thoughts, you’d be wise to invest in products that meet Secured by Design safety standards. Bring it up at your design appointment.


Our made-to-measure windows and doors have the potential to change your home not just on the outside, but the inside too. From the very latest energy saving windows in maintenance free UPVC to a host of replacement doors – all guaranteed to fit perfectly with your home.


Make your home warmer, quieter and more secure by fitting our very latest energy efficient replacement windows.



Our range of replacement doors offer all the advantages of low maintenance and high levels of security for total peace of mind.



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