Alexandra Locksmiths would like to highlight the importance of home security, in particular the security of your windows, following a report in the Haringey Independent last week.
Wayne During of Tottenham appeared in Wood Green Crown Court earlier this month facing charges for a burglary he committed in the Enfield area on 21st February this year after gaining access to the property through a window. During had forced open the window with a large screwdriver but police caught him in possession of property from the Enfield home later on and were able to convict him on finding the evidence about his person. He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.
Detective Constable David Thorp of Enfield CID said: “Burglary is a terrible crime for any victim to deal with. It is crucial that we do all we can to bring offenders to justice and this is what happened to During.” and then went on to say “Anyone who has information about any burglary that may help police should call us on 101.”
While we all know how important home security is, many people focus on securing their doors but neglect the windows, which are an easy point of entry for a burglar. A little time spent considering window security now can save you a lot of pain in the long run!
So what can you do to prevent this happening to you? We supply and install all types of door and window locks including high security options such as Banham and Ingersoll. We also fit security gates and grilles (for both doors and windows) and safes. So if you would like a security review of your home or place of work then please contact us at Alexandra Locksmiths on 020 8883 1555 (Muswell Hill) or 020 8364 2000 (Enfield) and we will be more than happy to discuss your security needs.