Brisant says that its new Domestic Door Security Report January 2016 presents ‘the most comprehensive and compelling research on security the industry has seen’.
The report, from the creator of Ultion, the high security cylinder door lock, combines the latest national Crime Survey from the Office for National Statistics with recent national polls of homeowners and independent locksmiths.
The report reveals that 43% of burglaries through doors are by forcing the lock, and in nine out of 10 forced lock burglaries, entry was gained by snapping. In addition, 85% of homeowners said security was the most important factor when choosing their new door.
Brisant CEO, Steve Stewart, said: “The industry is using out of date and incorrect assumptions based on 30 year-old ‘facts’ from small sample surveys and best guesses based on what people believed without much foundation. We decided to commission two large-scale national surveys of 671 homeowners and 306 locksmiths to distinguish fact, from opinion masquerading as fact. We then took the findings from these two surveys and combined information from the National Crime Survey, which is regarded as the authoritative source of UK crime statistics.
“We are being burgled. Why? Because we make it easy for burglars and we want to change all that.”
To download the report visit www.ultion-lock.co.uk/in-the-news