Windows are easy targets for burglars if they’re often left unlocked or poorly secured. The risk of burglary and home invasions increases with failing locks or soft sealing in old windows. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Seattle lists the best ways to secure windows.
Lock Your Windows
Ensure your windows are always locked when no one’s home. New windows have quality keyed locks and electronic locking systems that can conveniently secure your property.
Keyed locks are the most common and provide a good amount of protection. However, criminals can easily use picks or force to unlock them, especially if your contractor did not install them well.
On the other hand, electronic locking systems require an access code to unlock the windows and doors, adding more security to your home. Their only downside is they’re a higher investment than traditional keyed locks.
Use a Window Security Bar
Another way to secure windows is by using a window security bar. These metal bars attach to the window’s frame to prevent opening it from the outside. They’re a worthwhile investment that adds an extra layer of protection that supplements your keyed or electronic locks.
Install Motion Detectors
Motion detectors can be installed around the windows to detect any movement outside the home. These sensors will alert you or automatically send a police report if it sees that someone is trying to break into your home.
Install Security Cameras
Installing security cameras around the exterior of your home can help deter potential burglars. Cameras provide 24-hour surveillance and let you monitor activity outside your home. Spotting a camera may discourage criminals from entering your property, and its footage can serve as evidence when filing a case.
Improve your home’s security by installing high-quality windows with excellent durability and performance. Renewal by Andersen of Seattle is a renowned contractor with decades of experience installing secure windows for homeowners in your area. Call us at (206) 777-0954 or fill out this contact form to get started.