Strengthening Home Security for National Home Security Month

Strengthening Home Security for National Home Security Month

As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, the risk of home burglaries tends to rise, with opportunistic criminals finding the cover of darkness an enticing opportunity to enter homes undetected.

This heightened awareness is shared by a majority of British residents. A survey conducted by security experts, ADT, reveals that 76.5% of us become increasingly concerned about our home’s safety during the autumn months. However, burglary rates continue to remain alarmingly high in various areas of the country.

To underline the importance of taking proactive measures to safeguard your home, October is recognised as National Home Security Month, an annual campaign that first began in 2013. You can utilise their postcode checker to assess the safety of your neighbourhood, empowering you to make informed decisions to protect your property.

At Amber, we are dedicated to helping you bolster the security of your home. Here’s how our range of products can contribute to fortifying your home’s defences:

Doors: Safeguarding Your Entry Points

Doors are frequently targeted by burglars, with 76% of domestic burglaries in England and Wales involving entry through a door, as reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

One common technique employed by burglars is lock snapping, which exploits door cylinders that extend beyond the depth of a £1 coin. To address this vulnerability, we offer composite doors within our replacement door range.

These doors are equipped with 3-star locking cylinders, boasting the highest security rating to resist attacks. They adhere to the standards of PAS 24, TS007, and Building Regulations Part Q.

Black front door with handle bar

Windows: A Vulnerable Entry Point

ONS data also reveals that around 30% of burglaries occur through a window.

Burglars often employ tools such as screwdrivers, chisels, or bars to force open windows or attempt to dislodge the glazed unit. For an effective defence, consider Amber’s UPVC windows, which feature a robust 9-point locking system. This system includes two high-compression bolts and heavy-duty ‘Herculean’ hinges.

Additionally, we use an internal beading system in our UPVC windows, making it exceedingly difficult for anyone to remove the panes from the outside. Our aluminium windows come with a high-security bead, preventing the sealed unit from being forced out externally.

Windows with in-built security

Living Spaces: Extending Your Home Securely

When you extend your home with a new living space, such as a conservatory or orangery, it’s vital to extend your burglar alarm coverage. These extensions can be tempting targets for burglars.

To ensure the security of your extension, it’s imperative to invest in high-quality construction, guided by an experienced installer with certified accreditations. Amber has an excellent reputation within the industry for our exceptional extension building.

All the windows and doors in our living spaces come equipped with high-security locking systems and accessories, providing you with the peace of mind you need to protect your home from potential break-ins.

Living space with bi-folding doors and roof windows

During your design appointment, remember to inquire about “Secured by Design” if you want to take your home security to the next level with Amber’s products. We are here to help you protect your home and loved ones, ensuring you feel safe and secure throughout the year.


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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