Windows are the other egress in and out of your home though mostly used to welcome in fresh air and sunlight but then there is the not so welcome pollen. Windows can also be an easy access point for uninvited trespassers – burglars. If not secure these unsavory characters can too easily get into your home, but there are steps you can take to properly secure your windows and impede an intruders entrance.
When you’re leaving the house or getting ready for bed, you should always lock your first-floor windows. Unlocked windows can easily be opened from the outside by simply sliding them up. Locking windows is the first step to ensure optimal window security.
Some doors have windows that if broken would allow a thief to reach in and turn the knob to open the door. In this case a deadbolt requiring a key from either side is a good idea.
Installing security cameras in or outside of any part of your home is an extremely effective security measure. Often they scare potential intruders away if they see the cameras and move on to a new target.
No matter what, when you purchase new windows or replace your old ones, if possible and if the budget allows, aim to get high-quality windows. High quality window keep your home better insulated and protect it from the elements. Strongly reinforced windows provide additional deterense to wouldbe thieves from getting in your home.
Climate Door and Window specializes in quality windows options including with reinforced glass to help you feel safe and comfortable in your own home. Contact Climate Door and Window today to speak with our window experts on how to further secure your windows!