A massive 67% of burglaries are attempted through a door, so how confident are you that the doors you're selling can withstand such a statistic?
Everyone accepts that security and energy efficiency are two of the biggest selling points for our industry. These are the hot topics that can make consumers spend money at a time when they may otherwise be reigning in. That is why Door-Stop makes it easy to achieve Secured By Design - from as little as £11 - and continually adds the latest security updates its doors to ensure you have confidence in the product you are selling. One of the updates Door-Stop has recently made to further improve the security of its doors is offer the high security cylinder as standard.Traditionally an optional extra - and so an extra cost - the anti-bump cylinder counters the problem of bump keys. 'Bumping', a big issue for our industry, is a simple method of releasing a lock with minimal effort using readily available tools and leaving no visible sign of attack, something that can affect insurance claims. Door-Stop installers can now relax with this additional security feature included for no extra cost.
Of course a good way for homeowners to judge the overall security credentials of a door is with Secured by Design certification. Many composite doors are offered with Secured by Design, but not many suppliers make it easy for customers to buy them. Door-Stop aims to make it as easy and cost effective as possible for its customers to achieve SBD. For example we have recently updated all our hardware to the Yale suite as standard, which means only minimal upgrades are needed to achieve Secured by Design - all of which are available on our easy to use website ordering facility. Just one click can update the door being ordered to SBD.
The Home Office, quoting the two in three statistic, states that as well as ensuring your front and back doors are secure homeowners should fit devices such as door viewers. Door-Stop has recently announced the launch of the Yale Electronic viewer available on any of our doors - the advanced viewer allows homeowners to record every visitor by saving time stamped images of any visitors who may have called while they've been out. These are all security benefits that can give installers the much needed edge when selling to the homeowner.