How To Secure Your Windows at Home

It’s essential to feel protected in your house, but break-ins can happen at any time. If you want to improve home security, your windows, as one of the most vulnerable areas in your home, require special attention. With these suggestions, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a safer house. Here’s how to secure your windows at home.

CHOOSE WINDOWS WITH SECURITY GLASS

When a burglar comes across a locked window, the first thing they do is try to break it open. Installing impact-resistant security glass is significantly more difficult to break than regular windows and can help deter burglars. Two or more layers of polyvinyl butyral laminating material are employed to fuse the panes together (PVB). This makes your windows extremely resistant to breakage attempts. Security glass may also protect you from harsh weather.

LOCK YOUR WINDOWS

Many burglars gain access to a home by simply accessing an unlocked window or door. Make it a habit to lock your windows and doors every time you close them to make these openings more secure. If the original window locks appear to be fragile, try installing additional locks to feel more secure.

INSTALL GRIPLOCK BY YALE

The multi-point locking system of the GripLock Casement lock ensures maximum security. In addition, for ultimate safety and security, we employ a Fab&Fix Handle, a Yale 6 Pin Cylinder lock, Yale Hinge Guards, and the Yale Friction Stay system as standard. This lock has been force tested and found to withstand over 4700 Newtons of force, making it the UK’s strongest and most secure lock.

INSTALL BURGLAR BARS

Burglars will not be able to fit through your windows and get inside your home if you have bars on them. Burglar bars come in various colours and styles which helps to make your home look less like a jail. Consider installing the bars only on ground-floor windows so that people in the home can escape through second-story windows if necessary.

INSTALL SECURITY SCREENS

A security screen is similar to an insect screen in that it keeps bugs out, but the mesh of a security screen is composed of steel, making it much harder and more difficult to cut with a knife. According to research, if breaking into a building takes more than four or five minutes, the burglar will abandon the attempt rather than risk getting detected.


SHOP FOR SECURITY GLASS IN STOKE-ON-TRENT

We take home security very seriously at Supercraft Windows. That is why we offer security glass windows. Please visit our local store in Stoke-on-Trent if you’re interested in installing these security upgrades in your house. We’ll answer any remaining questions you have regarding window security features and suggest solutions that will be most beneficial to you.

Visit us today or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation quote.