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Crime prevention Hertfordshire

Doors and windows

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Doors and windows are, of course, the easiest way to get into a home. And around one-third or 33% of burglaries don’t involve forced entry.

If you have a PVC or aluminium door, lift the handle and then turn the key when locking up. Simply lifting the handle leaves you vulnerable to somebody reaching through the letterbox and turning the handle from the inside.

Prevent burglars entering through your windows, too. Close and lock your ground floor windows when you go to bed, and make sure your upper windows are always locked when you go out.
Crime prevention Hertfordshire
Don’t leave ladders easily accessible – they can be used to access windows. If you really have to leave a ladder out, chain it to something immovable.

Find out the technical details on the best door and window locks here.

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