Is your letterbox keeping your home secure?
Published 6.7.2018 in the Blog.
We all want to protect our home from unwanted guests. Making sure you have a high security letterbox installed is an important step in improving your overall home security.
Your letterbox is a vulnerable point on your door giving burglars an opportunity to use it in an attempt to gain entry into your home.
When looking for a letterbox be sure to install one with added security features. Taking extra precautions can ensure your home is much safer and will give you that added peace of mind.
Letterbox ‘fishing’ allows burglars to retrieve your keys and more without having to step foot into your home! They simply use a long hooked rod to ‘fish’ for any house and car keys left in reach of the door.
With that said you must ensure that you leave your keys in a safe place; out of sight potential burglars, but easily accessible in the case of an emergency.
UAP offer a wide range of anti-vandal letterboxes that incorporate outward facing brushes – a feature not found on standard letterboxes. Having brushes on the front of the door acts as a visual deterrent to vandals. As the internal cavity is not easily accessible, it also makes it much more difficult for vandals to post unwanted items through the letterbox.
A weak letterplate can be easily snapped off from the outside, giving criminals an easier opportunity to manoeuvre a rod or manipulate the cylinder on the inside of the door.
At Quality Locks you’ll find Secured by Design and Anti Vandal UAP letterboxes. Each letterbox flap can open to 180 degrees and has been tested to withstand thousands of openings without breaking.