It’s National Home Security Month… Make Your Home Safer This October

It’s National Home Security Month… Make Your Home Safer This October

As daylight hours wane and darkness lingers, the risk of home burglaries tends to rise, with would-be intruders seizing this as an opportunity to enter homes undetected.

This heightened awareness is shared by a majority of British residents, with 76.5% of us expressing increasing concern about our home’s safety during the autumn months, according to a survey by security experts, ADT. Yet, even with this awareness, burglary rates remain dishearteningly high in various regions of the country.

To underscore the importance of taking proactive measures to safeguard your home, October is designated as National Home Security Month, an annual campaign that began in 2013. Utilise their postcode checker to check the safety of your neighbourhood, helping you to make informed decisions to protect your property.

It’s vital to understand that any indication of vulnerability in your home warrants immediate action, as failing to act can encourage criminal activity.


Doors often serve as the entry points 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 targets 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, featuring 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


ONS data also reveals that around 30% of burglaries occur through a window. Burglars commonly employ tools such as screwdrivers, chisels, or bars to force open windows or attempt to dislodge the glazed unit.

For an effective defence, consider ERG Scotland’s UPVC windows, which feature a robust 9-point locking system. This system includes two high-compression bolts and heavy-duty ‘Herculean’ hinges. Moreover, we use an internal beading system in our UPVC windows, making it exceedingly challenging for anyone to remove the panes from the outside.

Our aluminium windows are equipped with a high-security bead, preventing the sealed unit from being forced out externally.

Windows with in-built security

Living Spaces

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. ERG Scotland 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 ERG Scotland’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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