Homeowners Protection against burglary

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Protection against burglary

Protect what is dear to you

Having a burglar inside your own house is everybody's nightmare. Doors are also a target. The good news: Burglars have very little time and therefore give up after a few minutes if properties are well secured. We help you optimally protect your doors.

Initiative No-Burglary

An attempted break-in takes place every two minutes in Germany: more than 151,000 cases were recorded in 2016 - and the number is rising.

However, just over 40 percent of the reported burglaries persisted in the burglary attempt, and a certified locking cylinder with drill and pull protection also ensures that burglars move away unsuccessfully.

With a lock cylinder from DOM you are on the safe side:  these cylinders are listed in the manufacturer directories of the Commission for Police Crime Prevention (KPK) on proven and certified burglar resistant products. This applies equally to our mechanical and electronic locking cylinders.



KfW promotion: More security for your four walls

Burglary protection: financed with loans or grants from KfW.

The number of burglaries in Germany is steadily increasing and the Federal Budget Committee has therefore launched a new subsidy program "Crime Prevention through Burglary Prevention". For individual measures, you can also use KfW's promotional products. On their website www.kfw.de/einbruchschutz you will also find useful tips on how to protect effectively yourself and your four walls against burglary.

Keeping things secure

We have put together a few key security questions for you that you can use to check your doors and thus leave your home with a good feeling. If you like, you can download the checklist in PDF format and print it.

1. Door check: for the front door to your house or apartment

  • Does the door have a tested security lock?
  • Does the door have tested security fittings, with a cylinder cover (if necessary)?
  • Is the cylinder lock (virtually) flush with the fitting on the outside?
  • Is the security strike plate anchored in the wall?
  • Does the door have a rotary multi-point security lock?
  • Are there any additional locks or security latches (for old doors)?
  • Are the door panel and the hinges stable?

2. Key check

  • Have you or a family member ever lost a key?
  • Do you know whether this has happened to a previous tenant or previous owner?
  • Do you know how many keys to the front door are still in circulation?
  • Do you have a security card to order replacement keys?

3. All-around check

  • Do your neighbours or friends regularly check that everything is alright?
  • Is the letter box emptied regularly?
  • Are your valuables secured in the safe (or a bank)?
  • Are the other exterior doors (cellar) burglar-resistant too?
  • Are the cellar shafts protected with security gratings?
  • Are windows and French doors (patio) locked and secured?
  • Are the roller shutters protected against being pushed up?
  • Do your windows have burglar-resistant glazing?
  • Are any climbing aids (ladders) accessible anywhere on the premises?