Simple Steps For A Safer Home: National Home Security Month

Simple Steps For A Safer Home: National Home Security Month

As the days get shorter, burglaries tend to go up, as burglars see it as a better chance to break into homes unnoticed.

A lot of us are aware of this. A survey by security experts, ADT, found that 76.5% of Brits feel more worried about their home’s safety during the Autumn. Unfortunately, burglary rates in many places are still too high.

To remind everyone how important it is to take steps to keep their homes safe, October is declared National Home Security Month, which has been going on since 2013. You can use their postcode checker to see how safe your neighbourhood is.

If there’s any hint that your home might not be secure enough, you need to act fast. Doing nothing might invite trouble.


Doors are the entrances to your home, and burglars know it too well! In fact, 76% of home burglaries in England and Wales happen because thieves get in through a door (source: ONS).

A common trick they use is called lock snapping to open doors. Doors with cylinders that stick out more than the depth of a £1 coin are the most likely to be snapped easily. You can test your cylinders to check this.

Our replacement doors feature something special – composite doors with 3-star locking cylinders. These cylinders have the highest security rating to resist break-ins and meet the strict standards of PAS 24, TS007, and Building Regulations Part Q. Your home’s safety is a top priority for us!

Black front door with silver hardware


Data from the ONS tells us that in 30% of burglaries, the burglar sneaks in through a window.

Burglars often use tools like screwdrivers, chisels, or bars to try and open a window or even force out the glass. But if you have our UPVC windows, you’re in good hands.

Our UPVC windows have some cool security features: a 9-point locking system with two super-strong bolts and tough ‘Herculean’ hinges. We also put the glass on the inside, making it super hard for anyone to remove it from the outside. And if you go for our aluminium windows, they have a special security feature that stops anyone from forcing out the glass from the outside.

Anthracite Grey windows

Feature Doors

When it comes to home security, it’s crucial to go beyond the primary front and back doors and windows and consider feature doors, such as French doors, patio doors, and bi-folding doors.

Feature doors are attractive targets for burglars, making it essential to ensure their security. A common technique employed by burglars is levering these doors open, which becomes easier if the locking mechanisms are subpar.

To address this concern, Bon Accord offers a selection of feature doors with robust locking systems. These doors are meticulously designed to provide enhanced security, effectively deterring potential intruders.

French doors connecting a home to the patio

Your choices regarding front and back doors, windows, and feature doors play a pivotal role in reinforcing your home’s defence against potential threats. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at our Aberdeen showroom to explore our exceptional security features and enhance the protection of your home.


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.


Make your home warmer, quieter and more secure by fitting our very latest energy efficient replacement windows.



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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