How to Secure Your Windows at Home and Prevent Burglary
Secure Your Windows at Home
It is important for every home owner to secure every window in their home. Windows are a common entry point for burglars. They are often seen as the weak point of every home so it is important to secure them as well as inspect them regularly. Here are a few tips from domestic security experts Lock Doctor on how to secure your windows at home.
Window Glass Quality
When moving into a new home, you should always check the quality of the windows in the house. You should get any cracks or potential weak points repaired immediately. It is also important to check the quality of window glass. If the glass seems think or fragile then you should have your windows replaced or else reinforce your glass windows with secure materials. There is a couple of options when it comes to improving window glass quality.
Laminated Glass (Ask a Window Specialist in your area for security advice on your windows)
The most common option is laminated glass, also known as safety glass. Laminated glass usually consists of a layer of vinyl sandwiched between two sheets of regular glass. To break through safety glass, a burglar would have to strike repeatedly in the same spot, creating a lot of noise which proves it to be an excellent thief deterrent. Acrylic plastic windows are known as Plexiglas windows and are the same thickness as traditional glass while being 10 times stronger. Polycarbonate windows are more expensive, but are very secure. Ask any window specialist, supplier or fitter for the best option for your home.
Window Locks (Locksmiths like Lock Doctor supply extra security window locks)
Window Locks are an easy and efficient way of securing your windows at home. With the NoGo Window Lock, the discreet lock is fixed to the inside of the double glazed window frame. Securing it and making it impossible for the glass panel to be removed. The NoGo Window Lock comes in several colours and finishes, to best match your window. Installed in a few minutes, it is a really simple and cost-effective solution, to secure your windows. You can purchase your window locks at any Lock Doctor shop or call us on 1850 555 000.
Window Restrictors help you safely ventilate your home while also keeping burglars out. It also helps you keep kids and pet in. It allows the window to open a small amount so you can ventilate your home but it will stop your window from fully opening.They are suitable for both inward as well as outward opening windows. You can purchase window restrictors at any Lock Doctor shop or call us on 1850 555 000.