Home security is one of the most important considerations for many homeowners. Let’s face it, we all want to feel safe and secure inside our home. Did you know that your windows are the most fragile point of entry into your home? There are lots of ways to improve your home window security. These range from simple diy tricks to replacing your windows with more secure alternatives.
At Dream Installations, we understand the importance of home security. That’s why all our windows provide outstanding levels of home security. Have a read of our latest blog to find out a range of methods for upgrading your home’s window security.
Ensure windows are always locked
It may sound obvious, but hundreds of people leave their windows unlocked and sometimes even open ajar when they are not at home. If you thought that you weren’t going to get burgled during the day then think again. Burglars are becoming more audacious than ever and if your home has been watched, then a potential burglar will know the patterns of when you are out and therefore know the best time to enter your home unnoticed.
Install security cameras
Security cameras are a great way to improve your home’s security by deterring burglars. If you think that your property is at risk, security cameras can keep a record of any suspicious activity near to your home. Even if the security cameras aren’t continually filming, when burglars see a home with security cameras, they are less likely to risk breaking in.
Utilise window motion sensor alarms
Window sensors activate an alarm whenever a window is opened. They can be connected to a Smart Phone so that you can be notified wherever you are, and in turn you can call the police to attend the situation. Motion sensors can also be connected to security lights which will illuminate the area when triggered, hopefully causing a burglar to flee.
Improve window security with well-positioned shrubbery
The greenery in your garden can both protect your home from burglars but also aid thieves attempting to access your home. Thorny bushes such as roses or holly planted beneath your windows will give any intruders an unpleasant surprise when they try to break into your home. On the other hand, make sure you choose a prickly plant as bushes can also provide shelter for any burglars to hide if they see or hear someone approaching.
Install window bars
You might not like the idea of installing bars onto your windows. They do, however, greatly increase your home’s security. If you’re unsure about installing glazing bars because you don’t want to spoil your home’s appearance, window bars can be configured to look like traditional astragal bars. Completely customisable, glazing bars can be the perfect window security solution, particularly if you live in a period property or more traditional home.
Upgrade your windows with laminated glazing
Laminated glazing is far stronger than standard double glazing. Upgrading your ground floor windows to reinforced or laminated glass will help to repel even the most sustained attempts at forced entry through the windowpane. In specialist testing, laminated glazing is found to be up to four times stronger than normal glass. This equates to a massive boost to your window’s security credentials.
Choose windows with multi-point locking systems
At Dream Installations, all our windows are fitted with high-security multi-point locking systems as standard. This ensures that they provide only the best levels of home security and meet all the essential security criteria expected of a modern 21st-century window system. When combined with high-quality handles and hardware, they will greatly boost your window’s resistance to being forced open.
Your home’s window security is something that you should continually assess. Over time, your windows will inevitably deteriorate and become less secure. Carrying out both regular visual and mechanical inspections will help you to gauge the protection which your windows provide. Open and close all your windows and check that the locks all engage firmly. Have a look for any cracks around the frames and act when necessary. Also look for any chipped or broken areas of glass as these could be a weak point where someone could force entry.
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If you’d like to find out more about how Dream Installations can help you to improve your home window security, get in touch today. For more information about our range of windows or any of our products or services call 01502 585 620 or send us a message online.