Burglar Protection How can I protect my home from burglars?

When it comes to security, windows and doors are the weak points. Quality products from Weru not only provide comfort and appealing design; they also offer a high degree of security against break-in attempts. Various burglary protection elements make life hard for burglars. The options you choose for your windows and doors depend on the installation location and your own personal security needs. We offer you tailor-made burglary protection so you feel safe in your home at all times!

Burglary protection for the house – is it really necessary?

The importance of good burglary protection in your home is still frequently underestimated. This is often due to the following misconceptions:

  • I don’t have anything worth stealing!
    Unfortunately, burglars don’t know that. They assume there is something valuable in every house and if not, they can still destroy cherished memorabilia.
  • If they want to break in, they’ll find a way to do it!
    Burglars only choose properties that allow quick and easy entry into the house. If it’s too hard to break in, the thief will look for an easier property.
  • No one breaks in during the day!
    That too is not true: When opportunity knocks, thieves answer. Burglars sometimes also act spontaneously and try to get into the house through tilted windows or unlocked doors.

How much burglary protection do I need?

Windows and doors on the ground floor are particularly prone to break-in; 70% of all break-ins occur through them. These components should have a high security level. Basic protection is sufficient for difficult-to-access upper floors — as long as they cannot be accessed via trellises, masonry walls or downpipes.

To provide the perfect burglary protection for every floor, Weru offer a multistage hardware range for security classes RC1 to RC3. The windows can be individually equipped and still all have the same appearance. We would be happy to advise you on the optimal security elements for your windows and doors.

What do the security classes in DIN EN 1627 mean?

DIN EN 1627 ‘Doors, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters – burglary deterrence – requirements and classification’ defines the requirements for burglary protection of exterior components. The standardised security classes (RCs) describe the minimum amount of time that a window or door has to be able to withstand attack with a predefined set of tools.

The most commonly used RC classes for windows and doors are:

What are the options for increasing the burglary protection of windows and doors?

Stable profiles, burglar-resistant hardware, lockable handles and special safety glass are elements that provide enhanced burglary protection for windows.

Security reinforced steel fittings

Multiple locks bolted into special steel reinforcement elements maximise the window’s resistance to being pried out and ensures additional loading capability and stability of frame and window as load-bearing components are genaerally screwed into the steel.

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Security hardware for RC 1

Makes it difficult to lever the window open with special mushroom cam locks placed at the corners of the window. Recommended for town houses and terraced houses.

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Security hardware for RC 2

Improves the protection from break-in attempts through additional mushroom cam locks placed around the edges of the window. Recommended for detached homes.

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Security hardware for RC3

Provides exceptional protection from break-in attempts through the numerous mushroom cam locks placed around the edges of the window. RC3 is the highest security class for windows and is recommended for remotely situated houses, villas and high-value properties.

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Pry-stop

Increases burglary deterrence through special mushroom cam locksto stop the window sash being pushed out of the locking mechanism

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Lockable handle

The lockable handle prevents movement of the hardware and makes it harder to open a broken window by reaching in from the outside. In everyday use it serves as a childproofing means.

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Toughened safety glass (TSG)

The ‘prestressed’ glass is tougher than conventional insulating glass. Already at a thickness of 8 mm the pane is ‘ball-proof’. However, if the pane is acutually destroyed, it breaks into blunt-edged fragments. Toughened safety glass thus provides dual protection: against forceful impacts and against injuries.

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Laminated safety glass (LSG)

The glass panes are bonded to an extremely tough, tear-resistant plastic film that not only ensures the glass is very unlikely to break. Even if the pane were to break the fragments would adhere firmly to the film. And even then it would take a lot of time, effort and tools to penetrate the pane. A higher security class can be achieved by increasing the number of plastic films and glass panes.

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Weru secur surveillance system

Our Weru secur surveillance system is a so-called standalone solution for any individual window. The surveillance system monitors the position of the window sash and window handle. If the sash is closed and the handle is pointing downwards the integrated alarm system is automatically armed. If in this state an attempt is made to lever open the window from outside the system responds immediately by triggering an audible alarm.

  • No manual arming of the surveillance unit
  • It is impossible to forget to activate or deactivate the alarm
  • No key or combination of numbers required
  • No false alarms due to incorrect operation
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Glass break alarm

Issues an alarm by emitting a loud acoustic signal when the pane is broken and hence startles before break-in attempts. False alarms are prevented by a dual sensor mechanism (vibration and frequency).

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Doors fitted with special lock systems and profile cylinders, pry-out guards and glazing with safety glass stop burglars in their tracks.

AutoLock

The smart door locking system locks automatically: when the door is simply pulled to it is locked by two latch bolts.

Standard locking system for all door systems except AVIDA PVCu door system.

AutoLock Plus

AutoLock Plus is a mechanically self-locking automatic locking system with three latch bolts. Once the door has simply been pulled to, three latch bolts secure the door fully automatically and highly effectively against break-in attempts. With Autolock Plus, you can achieve high security without having to lock the door closed.

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Five-point lock for aluminium doors

The standard version of our doors* features two latch bolts that automatically lock the door when it is pulled to (AutoLock). A five-point lock with sturdy solid and hook bolts made from hardened steel further improve the security of your door. The solid bolts also increase the door integrity. The hook bolts prevent the frame and sash from being forced apart. This means sawing off or bending of the bolts is virtually impossible.

* excluding AVIDA PVCu door system

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TwinLock

With the Weru-TwinLock door catch allows you to open the door just a crack so you can see who’s there. No one can enter until you unlock the catch from inside. To enter the house you can unlock the TwinLock from the outside with the key. An additional security feature: All lock parts are concealed in the door profiles.

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Keyed-alike profile cylinders

With a keyed-alike profile cylinder you only need one key for both your entrance door and your cellar door. Keyed-alike profile cylinders from Weru offer exceptional comfort and a high level of security. They meet the highest quality standards and have numerous sophisticated quality features.

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Janus security cylinder
  • The multi-pin reversible profile cylinder with hardened steel security pins meets the highest demands for security
  • Janus profile cylinders have a security lock, which means that the locking mechanism only exist once
  • integrated core protection disc prevents the lock from simply being drilled out
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Security rosette

The security rosette with cylinder cover protects the profile cylinder from tampering actions such as drilling out or core pulling, as well as preventing the rosette itself from being pried off and unscrewed.

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Pry-out guards

Strike plates and screw-in lock bolts specially attached to the frame and leaf rebate engage in one another when the door is closed so the door leaf cannot be forcefully levered off in the hinge area.

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Impact-resistant P4A glazing
  • Laminated safety glass with security foil between the panes – making it difficult to smash the entrance door glass
  • Helps to comply with security class RC 2
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Nice to know:

Our tested and certified products are included in the criminal police recommendation list for burglar-resistant components, windows and doors. With Weru windows and doors, you can rest assured that you are optimally protected.

Is government funding available for burglary protection?

For new building or renovation of residential buildings, burglar-resistant windows and doors should be chosen right from the start. Since the end of 2015 the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) has been offering attractive grants under programme number 455. Condition for receiving funding: A specialist dealer must perform the installation; execution may only commence after approval.

Important information!

  • 70% of break-ins occur on windows and patio doors on the ground floor; burglary protection is particularly important here.
  • Professional installation is required for burglar-resistant windows and doors to fulfil their purpose.

Consider this:

A break-in not only causes material damage, but also results in an uncertainty that can have a considerable effect on your daily life. That’s why you should invest in effective burglary protection right from the start!