Your home should be your safe place, so the thought of an intruder invading your space is frightening.

Across Leicestershire, on average there are between 300-700 burglaries per month.

Sometimes simple mistakes can make it easier for the burglar. It might be as simple as leaving a key under a doormat or leaving your valuables out on display, we are all guilty of making it easier for would-be burglars. 

But before you barricade your doors and bar the windows, there are less extreme things you can do to keep your home secure. 

In this article, we look at some of the home security precautions you can take to make your home more burglar-proof. 


These include:

  • Upgrade your windows 
  • Improve your front door 
  • Install smart locks 
  • Burglar-proof glass 

Burglar-proofing your Leicestershire home 


1. Upgrade your windows 

Golden oak uPVC casement window

Your windows are a prime target for burglars, offering an easy way into your home. 

If your windows are old or require upgrading, there are a wide range of window styles available, built with security in mind. 

Casement windows are considered to be one of the most secure windows on the market. 

Perfect for security, casement windows are impossible to open from the outside. 

With the hardware built within their frames, casement windows are a nightmare for burglars. 


2. Improve your front door


Anthracite grey Residor entrance door

The front of your home says a lot about your house.

However, your front door may be attracting the wrong kind of attention. 

If fitted with an inadequate locking system or built to poor quality, your front door is vulnerable to intruders. 

Composite doors provide high security whilst not compromising on style. They act a bit like scarecrows, sitting proud on the front of your home, looking strong and sturdy, whilst providing high levels of security. All things that can prove a deterrent to a would-be intruder, and also protect against them should they still wish to attempt.

So your front door can not only look good but help keep your home secure.  


3. Install smart locks 

Smart locks are among the latest door locking devices, designed to scrap the use of a physical key. 

Powered through WiFi and mobile app connectivity, smart locks allow you to control your locking system from your phone. 

A smart lock can be unlocked by your smartphone, a custom entry key code, or even through fingerprint recognition. 

Alerts can be enabled if anyone attempts to break into your home and the police can even be notified. 

Forgotten to lock your door? A smart lock can be set to automatically lock after a certain period or when your smartphone leaves the proximity of your home, giving you the ultimate peace of mind. 

At Kettell Windows, our composite doors are available with the leading Ultion smart lock, ensuring your home is fully protected.



4. Burglar-proof glass

You may have burglar-proofed your windows but have you burglar-proofed the glass?

No matter how robust your window may be, if the glass is weak, one throw with a big enough rock and the intruders are in.

Tempered glass is designed with security in mind, being four times stronger than ordinary glass. 

Don’t forget about the front or back door. By installing tempered glass into your doors, you can still let in as much natural light without compromising on security.

So, whatever a burglar throws at it, tempered glass is shatter-resistant, making life difficult for unwanted guests.

If you live in an area with higher burglary rates, stronger glass could be a good option to help provide that extra peace of mind.


Trusted window and door installer

Whether you choose to install a new composite door or upgrade your windows, it’s important to choose an installer you can trust. 

At Kettell Windows, we are focused on delivering a quality service, installing the highest quality products.

With attention to detail, all our products are designed to last. 

No matter the problem, Kettell Windows has the solution. 

If you’re looking to burglar-proof your home in Leicestershire. get in touch and see what we can do for you.