Home Security

Security is very important, especially in your own home. Paarhammer entrance doors feature concealed multi-point locks with pin-bolts and hook-bolts, and our energy efficient windows offer optimal security by using multi-point metal-to-metal locking.

Household burglary is one of the most widespread crimes in Australia. In some areas statistics mention a burglary rate as high as 1 in 11 households, while in other areas it is 1 in 27 or 35. The tendency is rising in most areas. Crime statistics agency data shows that home invasions are up by 40%, with the majority of burglaries taking place when no one is home.

Money is most commonly taken followed by jewellery and electrical appliances. Keeping such items out of view is slowing thieves down as most burglars are looking for a quick grab and get away.

Burglaries are often crimes of opportunity. Most intruders are looking for a house left open or  unlocked which makes entry easy. A report published by the Australian Institute of  criminology, based on interviews with 65 burglars, found that the majority typically took less than 5 minutes to enter a property.

In Europe, norms were introduced in 2011 which define the resistance of burglar proof building elements. This is classified by the tools used and the time a burglar would need to overcome the obstacle of e.g. the door.

For example, a building element with RC 1 N classification offers a baseline against burglars who use bodily force and strength like hurdling against a door with one’s shoulder. RC 2 (N) classification means that the building element also has to be able to resist a burglar with a number of tools for a certain period of time.

Paarhammer use the patented German KFV locking mechanism for entrance doors – this system has a European RC 2 rating as a minimum.

In Australia, the prevalence of burglary is estimated to be higher than the international average and places Australia in the fifth highest position of 30 countries. Australia was equal with the United States, but lower than England and New Zealand. It is estimated that 36 percent of Australians believe that it was likely or very likely their house would be burgled in the forthcoming year.

Stay safe and reduce the risk by making it as hard as possible for a burglar to enter your home. Use doors with optimal security.

 

For all your window and door enquiries, please contact Paarhammer on 1300 655 920 or visit www.paarhammer.com.au

 

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Green Credentials

Paarhammer windows & doors are double or triple glazed for the highest energy efficiency, and all finishes are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound). Deeply committed to a sustainable future, Paarhammer uses Australian plantation grown timbers and has also been FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) Chain-of-Custody certified since 2008. The products are made in sustainable manufacturing facilities with light, solar, water, and waste management systems.

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