Fairco have a unique and long standing relationship with An Garda Siochana. In particular with the Crime Prevention Force where we annually provide up to date industry information on the security of windows and doors. The Crime Prevention Force tell us, an opportunist burglar spends between ninety seconds to four minutes trying to gain entry into the average home, before they feel they will bring attention to themselves. This means if a door or window can withstand abuse for longer than four minutes it should go a long way to protect a home. One of the most common ways a burglar can force an entry into a house is through the lock of a door.
Door locks can be infiltrated in four different ways:
Drill a lock: This is as simple as it sounds they simply drill the barrel out.
How do Fairco Prevent this: We invest in the most up to date anti-drill security barrels on the market, which of course cost more but gives our customers piece of mind that their barrel is virtually impossible to drill through
Pick a lock: As above, as simple as it sounds.
How do Fairco Prevent this: Again through investment, our locks come with anti-pick innovative technology.
Bumping a barrel: This term refers to the burglar hitting the barrel repeatedly with a heavy hammer until the nib, which is in the lock position, gives way. This can happen because the normal industry nib on a barrel is made of either cast iron, which will shatter quite easily, or from stainless steel which doesnâ€™t rust but will easily bend.
How do Fairco Prevent this: Faircoâ€™s unique nib on our barrels are made from nylon which is very fine plastic woven thread tested under laboratory conditions have proven to be substantially more robust than a standard nib withstanding the same amount of punishment,
Gripping the barrel: This is where the burglar using a large jemmying device (bar), forces off the outside handle exposing the barrel. Standard barrels in a door with the handle missing will protrude up to 21cm (almost an inch). These can easily be gripped by large pliers or mould grips and either snapped off completely or worked loose.
How do Fairco Prevent this: Fairco lock design come with a cylinder guard which is a screw fixed from the inside and is made from zinc hardened metal. This guard only allows our barrels to protrude up to 5mm which is just about impossible to get any type of grip on and also prevents any kind of movement to work loose.
These are just some of the security benefits with Fairco windows and doors. For obvious reasons we do not publicise all the security features available but our professional advisors will explain the options and benefits in detail.
Fairco was the first uPVC window and door company in Ireland to be awarded the prestigious BBA Certificate for Enhanced Resistance to Intrusion for our Eclipse range. That was in 1997 and our commitment to security remains as high as ever.