Window Security Bars
Installing window security bars
And what you need to know before you do
Window security is important for any
home owner that hopes to keep safe from the ever growing
presence of anti social elements in society. Unfortunately,
your homes windows are the easiest portal into the home. And
burglars love entering any home through these often unsecured
Burglars like windows because the glass is easily broken,
and in a noisy neighborhood the sound of breaking glass
might not raise the attention of any neighbors. Also, homes
with older windows often do not have sufficient locks to deter
intruders either. It doesn't take an expert intruder to unclasp
an aluminum frame window lock.
One of the oldest and most effective ways to deter burglars
from getting into your home is the installation of window bars.
They effectively erase the danger that comes with open and
vulnerable windows. They are so effective that if a burglar
were to insist on breaking into you home, he would have a lot
of work to do to get past those bars - even if the window were
left wide open. That's the kind of discouragement that will
spare your home while the burglar moves along.
However, there are issues that should be considered before
having your home equipped with window security bars.
1. Hazard. Window bars are so effective - sometimes too
effective - that aside from keeping people from breaking in,
they obviously keep people from breaking out of your home
This isn't normally be problem since good guests usually
prefer the door. However, in the event that a fire breaks out,
those bars could leave people trapped in a room that had no
other access outside.
2. The View. Bars are unsightly. They make your home look
like a prison. But that's not to say that some careful planing
can't result in some stylish classy and functional results.
And then there's the effect on the neighborhood. If your
neighborhood is teetering on the edge of becoming a slum,
you'll tip the scales for sure when you install a set of these
beauties. The resulting loss in property value only ensures the
problem will get worse - and a hearty 'thanks' from your
3. Installation of window bars can be pretty intensive. You
will need a good overhaul of your window frames. The
installation could be troublesome and inconvenient. It's best
to have your window bars installed by a professional,
experienced contractor to make sure they're not just as easy
for a burglar to uninstall.
Installing window bars for your added protection could be a
prudent security decision. However, you have to make sure you
think the issues through carefully before you decide to have it
done. There are costs involved other than the obvious