There is about one burglary every 13 seconds in the US, which accounts to roughly 2.5 million burglary cases in a year. About 66% of these cases are home break-ins. The second most common method of entry of criminals into a property is by breaking into a window.
How are you going to burglar-proof your home’s windows?
While thick bushes and shrubs serve as an excellent addition to your landscaping, it can also help conceal intruders breaking into your windows. Below are ways to up the security of your home’s windows and keep the intruders at bay.
- Window locks
The most common way to secure windows is by putting locks on them. When installing locks on your windows, choose those with pins, especially on the ground floor windows. Or you can opt for keyed locks, hinged wedge locks, or sash locks as these types of locks provide better security.
- Window sensors
While locking your window offers security to your home; it may not be enough protection against persistent burglars. Adding window sensors will make your home’s windows more secure. Window sensors will detect and alert you whenever your window is opened.
- Motion sensors and floodlights
Another way to secure your home’s windows is by installing motion sensors and floodlights. As its name implies, motion sensors work by detecting motion within the perimeter. The attached flood lights will light up your area; thus, scaring off any intruders. Modern motion sensors and floodlights are built with security cameras and alarms that will send notifications on your phone whenever the sensor detects motion.
- Tempered glass
Most home windows are made of glass; unfortunately, it can easily break when a strong force is applied. Tempered glass is more tough and robust; making it difficult to break in. Tempered glass can still get shattered into pieces; however, it would take more effort and strength from the intruder to do it.
- Plexiglas and Polycarbonate Windows
One window feature that offers more security is Plexiglas and polycarbonate windows. Generally, Plexiglas is not a real glass since it is made of acrylic. Both are way thicker and stronger than regular and tempered glass; thus, they are harder to break. And when they do break, they don’t break into shards or sharp pieces making it an ideal choice for households with children and older adults.
- Window bars and grates
Adding bars or grates over home’s windows has become a popular choice of upgrading security nowadays. This will surely keep intruders from getting inside your home. However, it would also mean that people from the inside won’t be able to use the window as an escape route in emergencies.
Burglar-proof your home’s window with Medallion Security
The additional security features mentioned above will surely up your windows security. Apart from these, you can also opt for window guards and Crimsafe mesh that adds security to your windows and promotes your safety, especially when you have children at home. Medallion Security can provide you the security you need for your windows without affecting its aesthetic appeal. Call us now for a free consultation and quotes.