Home security is one of the top concerns for homeowners across the United States. Whether a residential home is a concern or a business needs extra protection, there are many ways to protect your home or business from break-ins and robberies.
Windows are a common, forced entry for criminals. There are instances for businesses where large objects are thrown through front or back doors and windows in order to force entry and rob the home or business. Burglar proofing windows is a simple and effective way to stop criminals in their tracks and protect your assets!
How to Burglar Proof Your Windows
Tip #1: Install Reinforced Glass
Tempered glass coupled with strong reinforcing materials is a method to secure your windows while also providing security. Tempered glass is durable as compared to traditional glass, and isn’t as easy to break because of the tempered nature. Lucky for the homeowner or business owner, tempered glass is relatively inexpensive, too.
Laminated glass is an effective second option as well. Laminated glass is manufactured with a layer of vinyl in the center of two pieces of glass. If a burglar attempts to break the glass, they will need to hit the exact same spot over and over again causing so much continuous noise, the authorities are normally alerted before a break-in can occur.
Tip #2: Install Polycarbonate and/or Plexiglass Windows
Plexiglass is just as thick as traditional glass but can withstand more than 10 times the pressure of a traditional sheet of glass. Likewise, these glass windows are up to 250 times more impact resistant than even safety glass, and an estimated 10 times stronger than acrylic windows. Despite being a more expensive option, in the long run, it is worth the investment.
Tip #3: Replace your window locks
Keeping your windows locked might seem like an obvious solution for keeping burglars out of your home, but it is one of the most overlooked in-home safety measures homeowners often miss! Likewise, locks can become dull and ineffective over time. With the right amount of force, an intruder is able to enter your home with a faulty lock. Go around your home, check your locks, and mark the ones that need to be replaced!
Tip #4: Install an alarm
Alarms seem like a logical option for forced entry with doors, but few people consider installing an alarm or alarms on their windows. Chirps, alerts, and sensors can be placed on each window, especially front and back, in order to alert the home or business owner that there has been an opening. Most of the time, this will also deter the robber from moving forward with their plan to steal.
Tip #5: Install Security Cameras
Security cameras have come a long way in the past 10 years! Once large, bulky, and dated, we have now replaced with sleek, small, wireless options that can be installed over windows that face out to an ally or a busy street. If you have windows or a large glass door, consider installing a front door camera. Sometimes just seeing the camera is enough to send burglars or package snatchers on their way.
Tip #6: Install security screens
Security screens look like normal screens, but they are incredibly strong. Even if the glass is broken in a window, the screen will hold up increased pressure. Whether an intruder gets through to the screen or not, repeated hitting on a window or screen will grab the attention of neighbors to call the police, or deter the intruder altogether.
Choose Signature Impact Windows and Doors when securing your home
Whatever your option is for securing your home from burglars, start with the windows. Signature Impact Windows and Doors specializes in securing homes from weather, burglars, and just about any other element that can sneak in to damage your home.
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