Advice On Home Security For National Home Security Month

Advice On Home Security For National Home Security Month

Burglars love the autumn and winter seasons as darkness falls much earlier in the days than the rest of the year, raising their prospects of robbing people’s houses without being apprehended.

ADT, the security experts, held a survey recently that revealed 76.5% of British residents are more conscious of their home’s safety in autumn, which is great.

However, burglary rates in far too many neighbourhoods are high, suggesting that some householders aren’t taking security as seriously as they ought to.

Find out how safe your neighbourhood is by using the postcode checker on the National Home Security website, a scheme run every October for the last decade.

If the figures shown cause you some concern, prioritise security and invest in our product mix.


Front and back doors are like prey for thieves and the stats back this up, with 76% of domestic burglaries in England and Wales involving access through doors (source: ONS).

Most door break-ins occur through the crafty technique of lock snapping. Would your door locks snap easily? Take a £1 coin to them and if they protrude more than the depth of it, they are liable to snapping.

One of our Forté composite doors will see such a threat off, with their snap-free high security multi point locking system, anti-crowbar hinges, solid foam core, and different other secure features, in compliance with Approved Document Q.

A black composite door with a long silver handle


Data obtained from the ONS also details that 30% of burglaries happen through burglars entering homes via a window.

Their default tactics tend to either be using a chisel, screwdriver or bar to lever a window open or just having a go at forcing out the glazed unit. These plans of attack will be in vain should you upgrade to our Extreme UPVC windows.

Covered by a 20-year guarantee, an Extreme window has a total of 11 visible locking points, guaranteeing you 3 times the protection you get with a standard window. Its other secure features include a centre vaultbot, multi cam locking technology, a special superglide gearbox, and enhanced compression.

Grey casement windows

Living Spaces

Extending a property with a conservatory, orangery, or alternate extension offers a new access point for thieves, so you really must extend your burglar alarm coverage once it’s fully-functional.

Getting a living space constructed by a well-established installer with an impressive background in extension projects is a good indicator of it offering quality all-round protection.

Orion Windows builds first-class extensions and has done so for over 30 years. All our living space products include ultra-secure windows and doors containing the most advanced locking systems and secure components.

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

As a member of the Conservatory Outlet Retail Network, we have access to many products with Secured by Design assent. Quiz an advisor about what this is and how it will help ramp up your security when you come to have 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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