It's that time of year again where Schools are finishing for the summer and families are going away on holiday. Security is important when your family home is going to vacant for a couple of weeks. We have been recommending three products to our customers aimed at increasing security when away from the home.

The ABS Euro Cylinder:

The first is the ABS  High Security Euro Cylinder. You might not be aware, however older insecure Euro cylinders can be snapped in a matter of seconds, allowing a would be intruder easy access in to your home.

We recommend the ABS Secure Euro Cylinder as this cylinder use snap secure technology that snaps the cylinder from the outside, blocking the internal door mechanism if someone tries to break in, this YouTube video demonstrates more of the security videos offered by the ABS Euro Cylinder:

The Patlock:

The second product we recommend is the Patlock, designed for homes with French doors.
The Patlock is the ultimate deterrent and French door security device. A Patlock provides maximum visibility to show any would be intruder that the door is security protected. Even if the door cylinder locks are attacked the Patlock will remain in place, forcing the French door to stay firmly closed.

The Patlock has been featured multiples times on the BBC TV series, Break in Britain, below is a segment from that series which demonstrates how it works:

Sash Jammers and Chains:

Third and finally are more general security items such as Sash Jammers and Door Chains, these provide an additional layer of security, especially on older doors which can be more vulnerable to modern techniques potential intruders are using to gain access to homes.

We stock the High security ERA Saracen door chain, suitable for both Upvc and Composite doors, along with the Fab and Fix Sash Jammer to provide a good second layer of security to Upvc Windows and Doors.

Hopefully the products talked about above will give you a good idea on how security for your home can be quickly be improved before going away on a summer holiday.