Glazerite’s Group Director Jason Thompson explains: “The failed burglars first attempted to enter the home by removing the handles on the bi-folding door, but were faced with the market-leading Ultion Cylinder and, unsurprisingly, failed to gain entry. Ultion Cylinders activate an attack lock into the central cam the moment it detects forced entry, and are approved and recommended by Secured By Design (SBD), the official UK Police flagship scheme.
“Having been defeated by the Ultion Cylinder on the bi-folding door, the intruders then moved onto the Matrix 70 residential door, targeting the 6.8mm laminated glass and aluminium reinforced panel and once again were defeated. A final attempt to force entry was made through the locking jamb of the door, and the MACO C-TS top hat hook lock, which is our standard lock on all doors, did its job and kept them out.
“Glazerite offers an extensive range of products, all covered by SBD to offer a complete security solution, unlike other fabricators where only certain items are covered. This attempted break-in only highlights the benefits of paying a small premium for SBD products to give peace of mind. In this instance there is peace of mind for the homeowner, who has only been in the property for six months, and also peace of mind for the neighbours who are fortunate enough to have the same VEKA products manufactured by Glazerite and installed by GFT Frames Ltd protecting their homes.”
Ian Jones, Director at GFT Frames Ltd added: “We can often get pre-occupied with the aesthetic benefits of replacing windows and doors, and forget about the safety and security features. However with VEKA windows fabricated by Glazerite, the security features are incorporated during the design and development stage, so we have confidence when promoting these products as some of the best on the market, and displaying the SBD logo.”