How your windows can make your home more secure

Secure windows

If you want to keep your home safe and sound, it’s important to look at your home’s security from all angles. Though you’ve probably invested in a strong front door and good quality alarm system, it’s important to remember that, as SafeWise says, “As many as 23 percent of home burglaries occur through first-story windows.” This […]

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The history of door locks

Lock on a castle door

In the UK, and most of the developed world, we wouldn’t dream of closing our front doors without locking them, it’s just instinctive. But where did the idea come from and just what does the history of door locks teach us? The first locks Like many of today’s everyday mechanisms, there is a dispute about where […]

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Fun facts about doors: part 2

In our last post we talked about the Doors of Dublin, the world’s largest door and oldest doors. In this post we shall take a look at some other interesting and otherwise unknown facts about doors. Revolving doors Rumour has it that the revolving door was invented in a protest against chivalry! In the late […]

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4 popular types of window lock

Security is an important feature of any window. When you leave the house or go to bed, you want to know that your windows will stay firmly locked. Deborah Adams Kaplan, writing for Bankrate, says: “Contrary to what you see on TV, Hsiung says most homes are burglarized during the day when residents are out.” […]

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