Staying safe – how to make your windows burglar-proof?
May 24, 2019
Even when you’re living in a safe neighbourhood, it’s always a good idea to implement some safety measures into your house. In the case of a longer absence, knowing that your home is secure will give you peace of mind. Generally when we decide to improve security, we tend to focus on doors, as most burglars enter through them. However, it’s important to remember that windows, especially those located on the ground level, give easy access to your house if left unprotected. Depending on what level of security you think is necessary, you may choose to combine few of the available options.
Outside the house
You can make certain alterations on the outside of your house that will help keep intruders away. One of the easiest ways to improve your security is making sure it’s difficult to access your windows, therefore simply planting some thorny shrubs right underneath them might prove very effective. Another is the addition of objects which will make a lot of noise when moved or stepped on.
They will not only let you know that something is happening, but chances are they will scare the potential burglar away. If these options don’t sound foolproof enough to you, installing iron bars on your windows should. This idea may seem very unappealing to many people, but there are many companies specialised in making decorative bars that can be customised to fit your needs.
If you have a security system installed in your house, make sure to connect your windows with it. Many people only include doors which leaves a lot of possible ways of entering unguarded. However, if you don’t own an alarm system, there are other possibilities for you. Various sensors are available on the market, that will sound the alarm whenever the window is opened. Some types will also alert you whenever you leave your window open at night. If you’d rather avoid the noise, motion sensor lights may be the right option for you. Most break-ins happen at night for a reason, bright light increases the risk of being noticed and it’ll probably incline the trespasser to reconsider their plans.
Secure your windows
There are certain safety measures you can invest in when choosing windows. The most obvious solution in preventing burglary is installing a lock that’s visible from the outside. This can act as a deterrent to intruders and it’s also one of the most cost-effective choices. Windows are appealing to burglars because they let them examine the interior of the house before attempting to get into it. Therefore, using a reflective film will lower the chances of a break-in. You may also want to consider what type of glass you need for your windows. Selecting solid glass that is resistant to impact will ensure that your home is very difficult to break into. This option can get quite costly, so it’s better to only use it for select windows which need most protection.