Burglars target doors and windows when looking to break into a home. Here are some products we suggest that will help you secure your home.
I like this product it’s called Windobully. It makes it so you can open the window for fresh air but a burglar cannot get in through the cracked window. It also keeps children from opening the window by accident.
This Windobully helps keep your windows locked. If you leave the house and forget to shut the windows and lock them no worries you had the Windobully device on them.
Keep your windows locked
It is the easiest way to protect a home from burglars. You need to lock your windows before leaving on errands or when going to bed. Most new homes built the last 30 years have pretty good locking mechanisms on them. The older homes with older windows you need to probably add security dowels or better latches to lock the windows.
If you are using a slide glass window, then you will have to install a rod on the track where your window slides. You can also use rods for sliding glass door.
Sliding windows you can also put in the Maxdot locks.
Use window bars & grilles
You can install metal window grilles or steel bars to secure both your interior and exterior from intruders. If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, you should think of DIY residential security bars. You want to make sure that you are not installing anti-burglar window bars for each and every window. You should leave one or two free on the second floor if you have a two story house for any emergency exit situations. A first floor home or apartment you want to make sure you install one window with a security bar on the inside of the house. This will make for an easy way to open the window to get out if there is a fire and you need to escape.
I actually have these on several of my rental properties.
Reinforce your window glass
You can also reinforce your window glass to secure your windows from someone breaking them and to stop the entry of a burglar. There are many ways to reinforce your window glass. You can consider using the following ways.
Use a protective film: This film will make your windows strong and will also prevent intruders from looking into your house if you buy tinted. You will feel secure and protected with a window that a burglar cannot break without tons of noise. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution, security laminates may be the right option.
You can go to Amazon to check out the protective film.
Consider smash-proof window glass: These are strong and can protect your home window from intruders. These windows make it almost impossible to break so if someone tries it would be loud alerting neighbors. You would have to special order this type of glass.
Use good-quality window locks
The original locks might not be good enough to secure your home windows. You can use good-quality window locks to make your window theft-proof. There are three popular types of quality window locks. These are flop locks, sash locks, and keyed locks. The flip locks will offer easy installation. Keyed locks are expensive but solid. Sash locks are good for the casement, double hung, and single hung windows. You need to find the best locking system for the type of windows in your home or apartment.
Window alarm systems
Window alarm systems can be very effective to stop the burglars. You can connect your windows to the alarm system in your home. Whenever there is forced entry, your alarm will go off and the invaders will run away. The police will also be alerted and dispatched to your home. That is great peace of mind knowing someone is coming to help if a burglar forced open a window with a window sensor.
Check out the security alarm section for recommended alarms.