Tips In Setting Up an Impenetrable Window
Sometimes, people become engrossed in
securing the doors against burglars. But sometimes they fail to
protect their windows from being used as another point of
entry. The windows are as vulnerable as your doors. You might
want to ask yourself this question honestly: how secure are
The good news is that there are many different ways to go
about securing windows. A good window security system should be
impenetrable to ensure the safety and protection of your home.
The following guide can help ensure that your windows are as
secure as possible.
1. Check the window frames. The British Standards Institute
rates the performance of window frames. But they do not really
rate security. As a first step, try to make sure that your
window frames are made of high quality timber, metal, or
2. Repair broken frames. A broken window frame is commonly
associated with the timber frame types. Broken frames can be
caused of the moisture getting in from outside. Moisture causes
the frames to be damp, which could eventually lead to rot, or
mold. When this happens, the window's security is reduced.
Replace defective panels. Repair the damaged ones.
3. Check for metal corrosion. Metal corrosion on any part of
a window should be attended to right away. For all anyone
knows, the metal might be too brittle that burglars can take it
out with one hand. Make it a point to carefully inspect all the
4. Test PVC windows. PVC is the current trend on window
installations. If you have windows with these materials, be
sure that the brand you are going to buy passes ISO
certification. Usually, it will say so on the carton it comes
5. Enhance window locks. If you do not have a multi-point
window security system for optimum protection, you should
guarantee that you have good window locks installed in its
place. This is especially important in areas that open onto
highly accessible areas, like the roofs or balconies.
6. Optimize the window glass. It would be better if you use
Laminated Safety Glass for windows. This kind of glass offers
good protection because it is highly durable than the regular
glass. It also reduces the risks related to accidents.
7. Always check manufacturer of your window products. Most
of the time, the safety and the protection of a home depends
entirely upon the chosen window products. Check the
manufacturer's commitment to safety. Know the makers of the
equipment you are going to buy. If they value product
durability as well as your security, you are better off buying
8. Check if the product passes PAS accreditation. PAS means
Product Approval Specification. If the window equipment you
want to buy carries their mark, then you can be sure it employs
the enhanced security that surely will be appreciated.
9. Solicit advice. If you honestly do not know anything
about windows and locks, you can ask a friend or two who have
gone through the process. Or call a local installer and ask the
professionals for information from them first hand. Being well
informed is the first step in keeping your home safe and
These are nine tips that you should consider when checking
your windows for overall security. You should always inspect
your house against these guidelines at least once a year to
ensure your homes protection all year round.