Every homeowner has concerns about the safety of their home but few of us know how to protect ourselves. It’s important to recognise the potential vulnerabilities of your home as well as the proven methods for deterring thieves.
Generally speaking, thieves don’t like obstacles because the longer it takes to break into your home the more likely they are to get caught. It’s best to consider all the ways a thief might break in and how you can make it difficult for them.
Unprotected windows are some of the most common entry points into your home because they are both vulnerable and plentiful. There are many things you can do to secure your windows against an intruder, and we’ll go over a few of them now.
Get Protective Screening
Protective window security screens could make all the difference when it comes to stopping a burglar. They not only provide a visual barrier to deter a thief, they are also a strong physical barrier.
Invisi-Gard is a popular brand for security doors and screens. It is made with Marine Grade 316 Stainless Steel mesh and reinforced with durable and tough aluminium. Alu-Gard is similar to Invisi-Gard in function, and it will serve much better than a regular fly screen against an intruder.
This will provide a strong reinforcement for your windows without sacrificing the design of your exterior façade.
Another option is to use a patterned grille made of aluminium.
Install Window Locks
As stated above, a thief is trying to be as quiet and quick as possible when attempting a home invasion. They won’t always resort to breaking the glass of your window, especially when they can avoid making a sound. Having a good lock on your windows might just make a robber think twice. Installing a deadbolt or a window pin lock will send a clear message that your property is protected and that attempting a break in would pose extra risks
Trade In Your Glass Windows
Invest in reinforced glass windows, made with tempered or laminated glass, which is much harder to break. If you’re willing to invest a bit more money into home security, polycarbonate or plexiglass windows are also a strong solution. These windows are made with the same thickness as glass but are ten times stronger.
Fleming Security Doors & Screens understands that peace of mind comes with safety. That’s why we sell a range of security screens for your windows. With our great range, you can rest assured knowing that you have one tough obstacle for an intruder to break through. Visit our See Through Door page to get a better idea of what we can do for you, or contact us for a free measure and quote.
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