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Home Security and Recessed Doors

Home Security and Recessed Doors

Home Security and Recessed Doors A recessed door can encourage loitering and anti-social behaviour. In particular, it offers opportunities for the burglar, who can hide in the recess while forcing open the door. However, most recessed doors are outward opening … Continue reading

22. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security Grilles, Gates and Shutters

Home Security Grilles, Gates and Shutters

Home Security Grilles, Gates and Shutters To improve the physical security of your doors and windows beyond the level provided by locks, you could install security grilles, gates or shutters. These are particularly useful for protecting basements, where burglars can … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by admin
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Window Security – Types of Glass

Window Security - Types of Glass

Glass – Types of Glass Any type of glass can be considered a useful barrier against the burglar, because whenever it is broken, the offender risks leaving evidence behind him. Clothing fibres, blood, sweat and fingerprints are the obvious clues … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by admin
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Door Locks and Home Security Hardware

Door Locks and Home Security Hardware - mortice deadlock

Door Locks and Home Security Hardware Rim Lock Often called a night latch or ‘Yale’ lock, a rim lock comprises a lock body, key cylinder and keep or staple. It fits on the inner face of the door and is … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security – Alleyway Access Problems

Home Security - Access from An Alleyway

Access From an Alleyway Communal back alleyways can range from narrow, muddy paths to concreted roads for garage access. Before the spread of car ownership, most of the alleys associated with terraced housing were included in an estate to provide … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security – Typical Requirements for an Alleygate

Typical Requirements for an Alleyway Gate

Typical Requirements for an Alleygate (Explanation and reasoning is shown in italics) For a 2.4-m (8-ft) high gate in a 1-m (3 ft 3-in) wide alleyway The distance from the top of the gate to the surface of the alleyway … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security – Access Opportunities

Home Security - Access Opportunities

Home Security – Access Opportunities The majority of burglaries and thefts from domestic properties are opportunistic. The burglar may get out of bed in the morning and decide to commit a crime, but that doesn’t mean that he will have … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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Home Security – Types of Walls and Hedging

Home Security - Types of Walls and Hedging

Types of Walls CONCRETE-SECTION A concrete-section wall consists of a number of concrete slabs slotted one on top of another between concrete posts. It provides a substantial barrier and plenty of privacy, and is cheaper to construct than a brick … Continue reading

18. December 2010 by admin
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