BlogCrime Prevention Evidence – An External Stainless Steel Letterbox is more Security

Crime Prevention Evidence – An External Stainless Steel Letterbox is more Security

Crime Prevention Evidence – An External Stainless Steel Letterbox is more Security

External Letterbox Vs. Front Door Integral Letterbox?

There is compelling evidence that an external letterbox is preferable to a letter plate in the front door. Police and Insurance companies state that 80% of burglaries are through your front door, so does it follow that you need to stop using your front door letterboxes?

The main concerns of the Police are:
ο    Lock Manipulation: the art of opening your front door from within, using a wire and letting themselves in your front door.
ο    Car Theft: we all do it, walk in and place our keys on a table, shelf or key rack in reach of our front door.
ο    ID Theft: we go to work, the postman delivers our mail on to our welcome mat and the thieves help themselves during the 8 hours we are out.
ο    Arson Attacks: unfortunately, and we hear about it in the media too often, cowards like to pour accelerants through letter plates followed by a match, enough said!
ο    Thermal Co-efficiency: with the introduction of EPC ratings by the EU. Having a letterbox instead of a hole in your front door can help your rating.
ο    Noise Reduction: continued advances in reducing noise pollution are often negated when a hole is then cut into your front door.

Ex Policeman, Peter Bleksley, advises house owners to purchase an external letterbox, when he says: 
“Step No 1: replace your front door with one that doesn't have a letter box. Burglars look through letter boxes, and put devices through them, including extendable fishing rods, with which they steal your keys as they hang in the hallway. It's a no brainer, ditch the letterbox.” (The Guardian newspaper, 6th September 2012), read more below:

How to defend your home against burglars – the safe way | Peter Bleksley

Peter Bleksley: I caught a few burglars in my time as a policeman and now I've done all I can to prevent thieves targeting my home

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