Appologies if this is a bit off topic but I thought people here may be
able to give me some good advice.
Last Friday afternoon my parents house got broken into. All of their
windows are double glazed with locks. It seems the kids went around to
the back of the house and managed to force open two windows despite
them both being locked. They were eventualy thwarted by the alarm
system going off when they entered the house and just did a runner.
I now have doubts about the security of the windows in my own house.
We had new windows installed by Anglian about 2 years ago and one of
the benefits was the added security. If these things can be just
wrenched open then is this a false sense of security? I guess there is
no stopping someone who is realy determined to enter the property but
it would be nice to think that the locked windows are some deterrent.
I was broken in to just over a week ago. They basically prised open one of
the top opening windows and had a scrote climb through to open another
window for them.
I asked the glazier to check the windows while he was out quoting for
repairs (I know him so I trust he will give me an honest evaluation). His
opinion was that the windows they got in through were old and the locking
style on them is not as good as the current locking mechanisms. In his
opinion the new windows, provided they have been installed properly,
shouldn't be able to be opened by force.
Cilla Black (the entertainer) was burgled and robbed of several millions
pounds of jewelry etc. Her insurance has refused to pay out because her
groundfloor windows didn't have locks on them. The fact that the burglars
DIDN't enter via the windows had NOTHING to do with it!!!
"Paul King" <pauldotgdotkingatnospammarconidotcom> wrote in message
If that really is the case, then I'm sure that she's have valid case against
them for an unfair contract. Are they going to void a claim when a tree
falls on a house because they failed to have window locks? The only thing I
can think of is if she said she had window locks on the insurance
application. This is pretty much what Major Millionaire did with his recent
spell in court. Their claim of insurance fraud was not because his claim
was not valid - it was that he'd not put down some previous claims on his
initial application, and therefore the insurance wasn't valid - and that was
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