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Stop Thief! – Some basic security suggestions to protect your home
It is generally accepted that up to two-thirds of all burglaries take place through windows. It therefore makes sense to fit key-operated locks or secure windows with screws. Do not rely on a few coats of paint and/or standard fasteners.
Louvre windows are particularly vulnerable because the glass slats can be removed or broken relatively quietly. Replace them with standard windows.
French doors/windows with leaded lights are also vulnerable for similar reasons to louvre windows. Fit key-operated bolts at the top and bottom of each leaf, securing the doors to the frame. Outward opening doors should also be fitted with dog bolts to protect vulnerable hinges.
What else can we do to deter and frustrate burglars?
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