Additional Home Security

Burglars are opportunistic and will always look for the easiest option when deciding which property to burgle. Make sure that isn’t your home they target by taking a few precautions and some simple extra measures in your home security.

There are many things that you can do to ensure that your property is as safe as it possibly can be.

Here are a few easy to follow Do’s and Don’ts to get you started.


  • Close all windows and doors before going out
  • Only use unmarked key tags, nothing with your name or address on
  • Have window locks fitted, either as standard or added after installation to ensure they can be properly secured.
  • Fit a motion sensor/ dusk to dawn security light to the front of your house to deter burglars
  • Make sure that your windows and doors meet British Standards PAS 24:2012 for security
  • Fit a door viewer and/or door chain to see who is at the door before answering and opening it
  • Lock the front door when you go out and not just leave it on the latch


  • Do not leave valuables or keys on a window sill or in full view from outside, keep them in a safe place
  • Never leave your keys on the inside of the lock, especially if there is glass next to or near it
  • Try not to tell the whole world when you will be going on holiday, as the wrong people may be listening in
  • Don’t put your keys under the front door mat or in the nearest plant pot. If you are going to leave them anywhere, give them to a trusted neighbour, family member or certified key holding company


Contact us

Suppliers contact
MACO Door & Window Hardware (UK) LTD
Eurolink Industrial Centre, Castle Road,
Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 3LY
United Kingdom
T: +44 1795 433900