A Fully Protected Home Starts with your Front Door Security
Your home is only as secure as its weakest point of entry. To ensure your home is fully protected you ideally need a combination of both smart and mechanical security.
At ERA, we know exactly how to strengthen your home’s security. With over 180 years of experience securing British homes, we treat security seriously. We started in 1838 making our very first lock and we continue to lead innovation today.
We’ve expanded our online products to include ERA’s mechanical hardware range. Now, you can choose from a variety of door chains, door viewers, euro cylinders, nightlatches and many more high-quality solutions to secure your front and rear doors, and windows.
As people have adapted the way they live, we remain flexible and constantly update our product range to make sure you can protect your home and family in the best possible way.
From trusted window and door security products to the latest smart-home solutions, ERA Protect is now a one-stop store to fulfil all your home security needs. For your ultimate peace of mind.
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Front Door Security
When upgrading your door security, start with the obvious. 70% of burglaries are committed through the front door and almost a third force the door lock to gain access*. The more high-quality security you have, the less likely that an intruder will attempt to gain entry. It is easy to start and can be as simple as fitting solid secure door hardware and furniture. Firstly, as a minimum check that your door lock has a BS Kitemark. You can easily determine this by looking for the heart-shaped symbol on the lock itself. This accreditation gives you the reassurance that your lock is protected against drilling, picking, cutting and forcing. One of the must-haves for the front and the back door is a 5 Lever Mortice Lock. Many insurance companies suggest that it should be fitted to all external timber doors.
* Source: Crime Reduction Toolkit: Point and Method of Entry
You may want to consider adding a door viewer or door chain. These solutions are highly recommended as they allow you to quickly identify who is at your doorstep without opening the door. If you’re interested in more easy tips for how to increase door security, read our expert advice here.
- British Standard 3621 Nightlatch Door Lock
British Standard 3621 Nightlatch Door Lock
- Heavy Duty TS003 PVCu/Timber Door Chain
Heavy Duty TS003 PVCu/Timber Door Chain
- British Standard 3* Euro Profile Cylinder TS 007
British Standard 3* Euro Profile Cylinder TS 007
- Heavy Duty TS003 Door Bar Restrictor
Heavy Duty TS003 Door Bar Restrictor
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Modern smart security solutions
ERA Protect smart security brings the latest in home automation technology. Accredited by BSI IoT (Internet of Things) Kitemark, a symbol of trust in terms of product quality and security level, especially in terms of data protection; gives you peace of mind that your home and data are in good hands.
Modern and discreet accessories fit well with your interior and additional outdoor security devices act as great visual and audible deterrents.
- Wireless Outdoor Security Camera
Wireless Outdoor Security Camera
- ERA Protect Smart Home Video Doorbell
ERA Protect Smart Home Video Doorbell
- ERA Protect Smart Home Alarm Kit (8 Piece Bundle)
ERA Protect Smart Home Alarm Kit (8 Piece Bundle)
- Wireless Door and Window Alarm Sensor
Wireless Door and Window Alarm Sensor
Got a question?
What are the security standards?
• The British Standard (BS) is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. It provides technical standards on a wide range of products and supplies certification. It is a symbol of trust, safety and quality.
• BSI Internet of Things (IoT) is an independent standard for internet applications, data and devices.
• Secured by Design is the official police security initiative. This accreditation indicates that a product passed rigorous testing and meets the standards set by police officers.
• Sold Secure is an independent, security product certification agency. They work closely with the Home Office, Police and insurance providers.
What is the difference between traditional home alarms and smart security systems?
Traditional alarm systems
are wired and usually include only a siren. When the siren is triggered, the sound may deter the potential burglar, but if you are not at home, you are relying purely on your neighbours to contact and notify the police.
On the other hand, smart home security systems are wireless and are connected via the internet. Allowing you to access and operate the system remotely using a smartphone from anywhere in the world and at any time. The digital connection
allows instant notifications, so as soon as the alarm is triggered, you will get an alert and will be able to take necessary actions yourself. Additional accessories like smart security cameras allow you to monitor what is happening in your home live and optional cover plans can upgrade your security with
services like professional monitoring. If the alarm triggers, the monitoring service will access the installed security cameras to assess if there is a genuine alarm. The security professionals will determine an appropriate course of action and notify the authorities if needed.
How do I check if my door lock is secure?
The easiest way is to look
for the BS Kitemark on the faceplate of the lock, which is visible when you open the door. It is also good to check the specific standard number, which
should be stamped below the heart-shaped logo. For a mortice lock, the standard number should be BS 3621 or BS 8621. For a cylinder only, the lock should have a Kitemark symbol and then 1 or 3 stars, compliant with the TS 007 standard. 3 Stars gives you maximum security.
Can I speak to an expert to get advice on my home security?
If you need further advice
on securing your home, you can visit our blog section where you will find useful how-to- guides and expert advice. If you prefer to speak to one of our advisors directly, you can contact our UK-based Customer Support team on 0345 257 2500, Monday - Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm.