Summer means family day trips to the beach, or much needed retail therapy at the weekends.
But, in the rush to get out of the door and enjoy the sunshine, are you forgetting to lock your uPVC door properly?
This short video from Essex Police highlights the fact that it only takes 15 seconds for a burglar to break in to an improperly locked uPVC door!
As explained in the video above, it's not enough to simply pull up the handle on your uPVC door.
To fully engage the locks, you must pull the handle up and keep it up while you turn the key.
Sgt Allen Burridge of the Basildon Community Policing Team begs all homeowners to take the time to lock their uPVC front door properly, whether they are:
Sadly, many homes are burgled because their owners didn't take a few extra moments to make them less inviting to criminals.
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