A burglar’s favorite entrance is a tossup between the door and window. While residents can add a door security bar and install deadbolts, door chains, and screen hooks for protection, windows don’t have that luxury. The breakable glass makes it an easy target. A crowbar is a discreet option, but an equally effective one. The final option, and a burglar’s preference, is opening the window as if they live there, as many residents don’t lock it. Protect your Austin home by turning your windows burglarproof.
Motion sensors sound the alarm as the first movement made. Window sensors sound the alarm at the sound of glass breaking. Additionally, it sends a message to us about the break-in so we can act quickly. Window sensors come in various forms. Acoustic sensors signal an alarm when glass breaks within 25 feet. Dual-tech sensors mix the alertness of an acoustic alarm with a shock detector. Magnetic contact sensors make a sound when a window being pried open using metal material – a great addition to sense crowbars.
The wire mesh version is a stainless steel screen that prevents window breakage. No burglars can peek through and scope the interior area either. A second security screen adds wire every four inches along with top and bottom switches. An attempt to cut or remove the screen sounds an alarm.
Window security bars don’t stop burglars from breaking the glass. It stops them from entering through the window. With so many designs, material, and styles, window bars don’t have to resemble prison bars, but something decorative and durable.
While expensive, unbreakable glass is a lifesaver. A criminal attempting to throw something at your window won’t get a glass-shattering result. The window remains whole, and consistent attempts will alert neighbors, passersby, and traffic about your unconventional entrance. Another result is frustration after several attempts. In that case, the criminal will proceed to the next house.
Block a burglar’s viewpoint with reflective glass. If they can’t see what’s inside, the risk becomes too great to break in, so they don’t attempt it. It comes in tinted versions too; darkening the view increases a burglar’s chances of skipping your home.
Install New Locks
The standard window lock can’t keep burglars at bay. Burglars are smarter now, so combat their intelligence with new key locks or keyless locks. Position the locks so buglers can’t view them from outside at any angle.
The home safety tips must apply to ALL windows. They especially love the ones not facing the main street, neighbor’s house, or business. Don’t stop there. Keep lawns cut low and trim bushes low; burglars will use this as a shield to protect them from getting caught breaking into your house. Add thorny shrubs or plants near first story windows. Install chain-link fences instead of tall wooden ones. Lastly, call us for more information on window protection for your Austin home. We’ll scout the home and determine the best course of action for home security protection.