SECURITYWhat type of lock is fitted to your door? We have now reached the point that over 20% of house burglaries within the Kirklees Division have been committed by the offenders snapping the Europrofile locking barrels on UPVC Doors. Unless you have recently changed your Europrofile locking barrels to the more secure ones such as, Break Secure and Snap Safe it is likely that those fitted at your home are at risk. It is essential that you now consider taking steps to replace your existing Europrofiles with such as those listed above, which can be purchased on the Internet or through local locksmiths. This is particularly important on your main exit/entrance door as this cannot be further secured by sash (security) jammers when you are out of the house. Sash (security) jammers see http://www.sure24.co.uk/catalog/images/sash_jammer.gifas should be fitted on the inside of the UPVC door (top and bottom) and these should be used at all times. Even if the Europrofile is snapped, these Jammers will keep the door secure. The Sash (security) Jammer is fitted to the door frame and when turned across the actual door, prevents the door from opening. (If the door opens outwards then the Sash Jammer is fitted to the door and when turned it holds onto the door frame, thus preventing the door from opening). Sash (Security) Jammers can be purchased on the Internet, from UPVC specialists, or from DIY Outlets. They are also available for sale at the Crime Reduction Office. If you are ordering a new UPVC door then insist that in addition to PAS24 Security Standard, it is fitted with one of the new High Security Europrofile Locks as described above.
ON SALESash Jammers are on sale at Kirkburton Police Station £3 each. The station will be open between 9am-10am Wednesdays and Fridays.