Recent Greater Melbourne crime statistics have been very disturbing, to say the least, almost catching up with the UK’s level of lawlessness in several suburbs. There were many neighbourhoods where homes would be left unlocked by day and night, but that is truly a thing of the past. As a result, insurance premiums are going through the roof.
Only a few weeks ago, we were asked to quote for security double glazed windows and doors to a family from one of our better suburbs whose home was invaded one evening by 10 men of Eastern European origin. Fortunately they were not physically harmed, but they were very threatening and they stole cash, two cars and jewellery. One of the cars was found trashed by the Police only a few hours later. All the family are receiving counselling. The front door they smashed down to gain entry is a recognised brand in Australia.
When Ecostar first began to supply UPVC Double Glazed Windows and Doors to Melbourne many years ago, the concerns that most homeowners had were energy efficiency, homes too hot in summer and too cold in winter, and traffic noise pollution due to many homes being built next to busy roads. Quality European Double Glazing took care of those concerns of course.
Over the last 12 months in particular though, we have noticed a rising trend with concerns shifting to those of security; how easy is it to break into my home; how safe is my family; how safe are those valuable possessions it has taken years to earn?
Ecostar’s UPVC Double Glazing is the market leader in terms of window and door security. Ecostar Casement and Awning Windows have six separate locking points and UPVC Front and Back Doors possess nine separate locking points. All Ecostar windows and doors carry the Secured by Design Accreditation. This is awarded by the UK Police to those companies who utilise the Police-preferred security specification and the windows and doors are regularly tested by the Police to prove they successfully pass aggravated physical attack tests.
You owe it to your family and your home to have the best levels of home security, and you may even be entitled to a reduction on both your insurance premiums and breakage insurance.
You can trust Ecostar. Call 1300 Ecostar.