Windows - Upgrade Your Home Security
Keeping your home safe from burglars
and other intruders isn’t isolated to door security. For
burglars, windows offer an excellent alternative to gaining
access to your home. This makes beefing up your window
security an important step towards ensuring total home
Burglars love windows for three reasons.
For one they are usually made of glass. And glass can be
broken, giving intruders free access to your home.
Second, they are generally easy to unclasp and bypass. It
doesn’t take an expert intruder to work on a latched
Thirdly, windows are often situated in areas that provide
cover against the public. The burglars could use the extra
stealth to help them slip in and out of your home unnoticed. It
even gives them easier access to sensitive parts of your home -
for example, your bedroom.
If you are looking to improve your window protection, then
here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping around for
security measures for your home.
1. Window Bars. Window bars definitely discourage intruders
from even going through with any dastardly plan. Just looking
at a home that has been barred from sill to sill would give
burglars second thoughts about even attempting to enter a
In all, it is one of the greatest detriments to home
intrusion. Unfortunately, bars are a unsightly on a house. They
have a terrible effect on home values in the area, and they
interfere with your view of the great outdoors.
Another drawback would be that it keeps people inside from
getting out as well as it keeps people outside from getting in.
This normally wouldn’t be a problem since home owners use the
front door - obviously. However, in case of emergency - like a
fire - they would not be able to use the windows to get
2. Window Film. Laminates are applied to the window to
increase the windows strength and reduce the chance that they
shatter on impact. The great thing about window films and
laminates is that they are available in many variants for every
For example, there are some light-duty films that serve to
just block UV rays and harsh sunlight. There are other film
variants on the other hand that are designed to keep intruders
from smashing your window to smithereens. They do not give the
neighborhood a dangerous feel like bars do, and the offer
weather insulation as well.
Aside from being a great deterrent to intrusion, they are
also unobtrusive and are hardly noticeable by the naked eye.
This is especially true if you have an expert do the
installation for you. This is a great option for you to
consider if you would like to reinforce your windows without
necessarily going through a nasty overhaul of your windows.
For more protection, you could also consider having your
windows replaced with reinforced material to achieve the same
result. However, they are pricier and take a lot more effort to
3. Locks. You should install reliable window locks on your
windows, especially if you decide to install reinforced glass
on your windows or install laminates on them to prevent
Common latches and clasps don’t do well to promote good
security. It would be better to install something that is hard
to pick and hard to access - unlike hasps and latches that can
be manipulated with a simple knife or spatula.
Securing your windows is essential to protection against weak
links in your over all home security. You may perform this as
an additional precaution while you install other home-wide
security devices. But in all, this act alone could drastically
increase the safety of you home and your family.
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