Beat the Burglars with our Home Security Tips

As the nights draw in and temperatures drop and we start to prepare for the onset of winter, we need to be mindful that burglars often strike under the cover of darkness.

As the nights draw in and temperatures drop and we start to prepare for the onset of winter, we need to be mindful that burglars often strike under the cover of darkness.

Research shows that in the UK, burglars strike every 40 seconds. Families with children are likely victims and 56% of burglaries happen at night!

Home Security Tips

You are six times more likely to be burgled without both window locks and double locks or deadlocks on outside doors. 73% of burglars use doors to enter a property and in 3% of cases the door is unlocked!

Your security is of paramount importance to us at Evolution and each and every one of our timber alternative windows and doors are designed to not only look beautiful in your home but also to be highly secure for years to come.

Home Security Tips

Here is the Evolution Windows guide to making your home more secure:

  • Remember to lock all doors and windows
  • Fit a burglar alarm and ensure it is visible to potential thieves
  • Keep valuables and all house and car keys out of sight
  • Fit outside security lighting
  • Join your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme
  • When recycling fold up any packaging that offers a clue to what your home contains
  • Take care what personal information you share on social media (such as telling everyone when you are going on holiday)
  • Make your home look occupied while you are out or away on holiday by using lights on timers and asking a trusted neighbour or family member to pop in and check everything is OK
Home Security Tips

Evolution use high security shoot bolt locking on all their windows, Storm, Storm 2 and Flush, to keep you and your home safe. Our high security window locks engage on three sides of the opening casement to give maximum protection against intrusion. The other side of the opening sash is made secure by fitting security SAC bolts. Evolution also offers a range of locking handles for extra security on your windows. 

All of our timber alternative, English Door Company doors are supplied with high security multi-point locking built into the door. The locks and cams engage in 10 different positions to give maximum protection to your home and belongings.

The cylinders used are also high security and boast features such as anti-drill, anti-snap, anti-pick and anti-bump to help keep unwanted intruders at bay and to keep your home safe and secure for many years.

All of our windows, doors and locking mechanisms are guaranteed for 10 years for added peace of mind.

Your next steps

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Request a brochure

If you can’t visit your local Evolution showroom but still want to find out more about our beautiful handcrafted windows and doors then simply order a brochure today and be inspired. 

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Request a quotation

Speak to one of our friendly, experienced designers to discuss your requirements and individual project needs. We will provide you with advice and a detailed, no-obligation quotation. 

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Visit a showroom

To truly explore Evolution, why not visit your local showroom where you can see the Evolution difference for yourself. We are also always happy to welcome visitors to our Bedfordshire head office.