Just Had New uPVC Doors Fitted? Are They Safe?

It feels good to have brand new uPVC doors fitted to your home doesn’t it? They certainly look good and they could be a significant advance over the doors you had before.

However you should be aware that the locks are going to be the most important part of the entire installation. It’s great that your new doors look good, but you must be sure the locks are up to scratch as well. If they are not, you could end up coming home to find you have been burgled.

How can this happen?

You may well ask, especially if you’ve just had new doors fitted. Surely the locks will be new too? They will, of course, but you have to be aware that not all locks are designed to the same high standards. As such you could end up with a brand new door that only has the basic locks fitted.

If this is the case, why not call out Pixlocks to see whether your locks are as good as they could be? We have years’ of experience that can be used to your advantage. If you call us out we can check out your locks and reveal whether you might be prone to the so-called practice of lock bumping.

Lock bumping uses torque and a bumper key to open the door when the person trying to open it doesn’t have the correct key (i.e. a thief). This might be worrying for you regardless of whether you have new uPVC doors or not. However you can buy anti-bump locks that are able to withstand this particular route of entry into your home.

Should you get your locks checked?

The short answer is yes. It doesn’t matter whether you have old or new doors, or ones made from uPVC or something else entirely such as wood. The one thing that matters is having peace of mind that no one can enter your home in this way. This means you have the chance to upgrade your locks to ensure you don’t have to worry about this element of home security.

The only time you should forget about getting your locks checked is if you know you already have these locks installed. If this isn’t the case, a quick call to the team at Pixlocks will ensure you get a home visit to see which locks you have. If you don’t have the best locks on the market today, we can supply prices for you. It’s then a matter of agreeing to have them fitted and our team will be round to get the job done as quickly as possible.

Home security is something you cannot put too high a price on. It is important for so many different reasons. The more you can do to make sure you have the chance to secure your home in as many ways as possible, the greater the degree of peace of mind you will have.

Why not get your locks checked today?