Householders in West Yorkshire are exposing themselves to crime because of the type of locks used in their doors. Police in North West Leeds have issued an appeal for householders to get their uPVC door locks checked and replaced with bump and snap secure Euro Cylinder locks.
This follows an increase in break-ins, where vulnerable and cheap Euro Profile locks have been forced. Burglars use a simple tool to smash the lock in a technique well known among criminals. Around one-in-four burglaries in West Yorkshire involves the Euro Profile locks, which are widely used in uPVC doors, particularly older ones.
Community Action and Support Against Crime (CASAC) has been working in the area for over 10 years, during that time CASAC has developed a unique relationship with West Yorkshire Police, which means that all CASAC staff have official Police Identification Badges, evidence of a true partnership and providing confidence for users of their services. CASAC are offering all residents of Kirkstall and Leeds a free, no obligation, home security assessment to establish if locks and window are vulnerable to a break-in.
Call 0845 519 2122 or visit www.casac.org.uk to book an assessment and for further information