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National Home Security Month: Is my home secure?

National Home Security Month is back and we’re here to tell you all about door security. With the dark nights looming, it’s important to keep your property safe. After all, your home is your safe haven.


In a recent study by Aviva, it shows that UK home insurance claims for theft rose by 115% on Bonfire Night and 45% on Halloween. The research also found that 40% of homeowners don’t check their windows are locked before leaving the house and a further 29% don’t check their external doors. One way you can increase the safety of your home is by investing in a new, secure external door.

External Doors

If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your external doors, you’ll want to ensure they’re PAS 24 accredited – which is a set of tests designed to assess the security of a door against the effects of an opportunistic burglar. Thankfully, all of our exterior doorsets and patio doors are manufactured with accredited as standard or optional extras.

Our composite exterior doors have the following security features available:

  • Multi-point locks – central located deadbolt, a live bold (latch), at least two hook bolts and a pair of compression bolts
  • Hinge bolts – steel pins and keep that are fitted to the hinge side of the door leaf
  • Tamper-proof cylinder – anti-snap, anti-twist, anti-pick, anti-pump and anti-drill
  • Letter plate – incorporate a flap to hinder criminals from attempting to remove keys
  • 160 degree door viewer – can view who’s at your door before opening it

If you’re looking to maximise your door security, why not consider JELD-WEN composite external doorset? We’re committed to providing products which meet the highest of standards where security is concerned. Here, let us explain:


Our timber composite door range - Insulux – is constructed with internal aluminium interlayers for stability and security. This means it is reinforced to withstand force from the outside world. It also features an insulation foam core that improves noise and thermal insulations and it finished with a real wood exterior for that desirable timber appearance.


You’ll be pleased to know that all of our JELD-WEN products undergo rigorous testing for security, safety, durability, load bearing and weather resistance. This is to ensure we’re manufacturing products that meet the highest standards. In fact, you can watch our full door security testing, here.


Sadly, thieves can spot an old lock a mile off. For maximised door security, it’s important to pick the right hardware for your external doors. We all want to feel secure in our home… that’s why at JELD-WEN, every external door is supplied with high quality ERA hardware including a multipoint locking system and handles.

Our composite doors are also fitted with a Vectis Plus multi-point lock – the new revolutionary locking system combines a traditional five level mortice lock technology with modern cylinder free multi-point locking.


We can’t express enough how important door security is. That’s why we’re proud to hold our PAS 24 security certification, which complies with the Secured by Design accreditation – the official police security initiative that improves the security of buildings!

If you’d like to learn more about door security and our range of external timber doors, please contact us.

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