Home Protection Advice For National Home Security Month

Home Protection Advice For National Home Security Month

There’s a direct correlation between the shortening in daylight hours and an increase in burglary rates – when it’s darker earlier, thieves tend to strike in greater numbers!

Research carried out by ADT, experts in security, would suggest that UK householders are aware of the enhanced risk of being burgled at this time of year, with 76.5% of respondents saying they’re more conscious of home security in autumn. However, the stats show that far too many burglaries are successful.

A national campaign to prompt us all to secure our homes returns for the 10th time this month – National Home Security Month (input your postcode on the NHSM website to check how safe your locality is).

Please, don’t fail to act if your home security isn’t to the level it should be as you’re just inviting trouble. Tighten it up with our products.


Stats from the ONS confirm that thieves mostly earmark doors for their attacks – 76% of domestic burglaries in England and Wales involve a burglar obtaining entry through a door.

Snapping a door lock is their usual ploy of manipulating doors open. With a £1 coin, you can check if your locks are likely to snap when such a tactic is employed, just by seeing if they protrude more than the depth of the coin.

5 Star’s composite doors are one of many door solutions we have containing a high-security multi-point locking system. Once you close the composite door, the lock automatically engages.

A black composite door with a long silver handle


The ONS has also established that 30% of unauthorised break-ins occur through a window.

A burglar’s go-to strategy will be to lever open a window with a screwdriver, chisel or bar, or they will try and force the glazed unit out. It will be a lost cause attempting that with our UPVC Extreme windows.

They have a 9-point locking mechanism, as well as two high compression holts and heavy duty, highly engineered Herculean hinges. The glazing in an Extreme UPVC window is internally beaded to prevent its removal from outside of a house. 5 Star’s aluminium window products are also beaded to halt sealed units from being forced out externally.

Grey casement windows

Living Spaces

Your burglar alarm coverage must be extended if you enlarge your property with a conservatory, orangery etc. so that you’re altered if a burglar tries to gain access through it.

Great build quality is imperative in the construction of a living space and you’re assured of that if an installer with meaningful experience and industry accreditations is appointed.

5 Star’s is one of those installers and has installed a catalogue of outstanding extensions locally, all fitted with windows and doors featuring the most up-to-date locks and accessories to make them safe surroundings to spend time in.

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

Mention Secured by Design to the advisor at your design appointment if you want any home enhancements from 5 Star to meet Police-set security standards.


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.


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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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