Home security Advice – Fire or Burglar?

Home security Advice – Fire or Burglar?

Home security advice – Fire Or Burglar? GPM Locks Ltd have offered home security advice now for almost a decade. One of the key bits of information I like to tell everyone is how important it is to secure your home but also know how to get out in an emergency. Where do you keep your keys at night? Do you keep the keys kept in the same place?  Fire related figures. The majority of fires and fire-related fatalities in the UK are domestic. Last year (2014/15) 80% of all fire-related fatalities occurred in the home Last year saw 39,600 dwelling fires, 88% of which were accidental. Accidents happen, but ultimately, they are avoidable. –    In 31% of domestic fires there was no smoke alarm. –    In 19% of domestic fires a fire alarm was present, but it was not operational. Overall Cause of Death Many people wrongly assume that the prime cause of death from a fire is burning.  Death is mostly caused by inhaling the toxic fumes produced by the flames. Now, this is by no means saying that all of the reasons were because the person/s in the household could not find their keys, but a percentage will be. If you wake up in the middle of the night in a smoked filled room. Make your way to the door, but the door is locked! Having only seconds before you are over come by smoke. New house builds nowadays have a lot more safety precautions. However there are a lot of doors that still require their door to be locked by key from the inside. In...