The police recommend this level of security.
The nightmare for any burglar: Windows and doors with all-round security.
The trend is alarming: The burglary statistics are rising. It happens practically every minute and the damage can be considerable - not only to your belongings, but, above all, to the psyche. Because many burglary victims no longer feel safe in their own home. This should be reason enough to use modern burglar resistance measures for optimum protection.
How burglars go about things
Intrusion in a few seconds.
In approx. 80% of burglaries, the perpetrator gains access by prying open a door or window. Without robust security hardware, this only takes a few seconds! Only doors and windows with a high resistance class will resist burglars because they make it practically impossible, or at least extremely time-consuming, to pry them open.
The right resistance class
The right resistance class: Every minute counts.
Effective burglar resistance always pursues the goal of stealing time from burglars. Because after two to three minutes almost every perpetrator will give up as the risk of detection increases with every further attempt. Consequently, the resistance class determines how long the doors and windows will resist different attacks and tools.
That's why the police recommend at least resistance class RC2 for easily accessible windows and entrance doors. A window or door with RC1 only provides basic protection against physical violence and vandalism.
Resistance class RC2: The doors and windows provide up to 3 minutes of effective resistance against screwdrivers, pinchers and wedges.
Resistance class RC3: The doors and windows also resist burglary attempts with heavy tools such as crowbars for up to five minutes.
Preventive rules of behaviour
Create the impression that somebody is at home.
Intelligent behaviour also contributes to your safety. For example, ask your neighbour to empty your letterbox while you are on holiday and to raise your blinds in the morning. This will give the impression that somebody is at home. Trellises, garden furniture and rubbish bins should be positioned and secured in such a way that they cannot be used as intrusion aids.
Solutions for retrofitting
It is easy to retrofit.
With SIEGENIA you can easily upgrade your existing windows to state-of-the-art technology with burglar resistance or retrofit significant comfort functions. And this is without destroying the appearance of the window by ugly "screw-on products".
To do this, the windows are briefly lifted off by a specialist in order to simply replace the obsolete window hardware technology on site with modern SIEGENIA comfort mushroom cams and frame parts made of steel. Because, when arranged around the window, they interlock so uncompromisingly during locking that prying open is nearly impossible.