Windows can be one of the easiest places to break into a property. Our homes and businesses have many windows, and while we pay a lot of attention to locking our doors, ensuring that our windows are sufficiently secure is something that often goes overlooked. Luckily, there are some simple and easy tips you can take to ensure your home or office windows are more secure.
Install locks on windows
Installing locks on your windows is an easy way to improve the security of your windows greatly. You can easily add an extra lock to an existing window frame, and there are plenty of styles to choose from. When installing a window lock, you should pick a style of lock that is strong and ideally visible from the outside to deter any would-be burglars. We recommend having a qualified locksmith install the new lock to ensure it is correctly installed and offers optimal protection.
There are many different types of locks you can install on your windows. Some styles of locks are part of the window frame and require a new window to be installed with the lock style. However, there are many types of after-market locks you can install on existing windows. These locks range from keyed locks to sliding locks, latches, and swivel locks. Have a chat with your local locksmith about what type of lock best suits your needs and your window frame.
Upgrade old window locks
If your windows already have locks, you should check that they are still fresh and strong. Old and rusty window locks can be weaker and much less secure. If the locking mechanism feels weak and secure, we recommend upgrading them.
In addition to upgrading old locks, you should check the window frames themselves. After being exposed to the elements year-round for many years, the window can become old and weaker, or not sit in its frame as well. If your windows don’t feel strong and secure anymore, then upgrading your windows is a good way to make your property more secure.
Install motion-sensor lights
Another way to help make your windows more secure is to install motion-sensor lights. Especially if you have windows in secluded areas away having lights to make sure your windows are well-lit can deter break-ins. Burglars are much less likely to attempt a break-in if the area is well-lit making them visible and unable to hide away.
Have a security camera at the right spot
In addition to motion-censored lights, security cameras can be helpful to add an additional level of security and protection to your windows. Security cameras provide you with peace of mind and protection for your home and business. They also work great as a strong deterrent for burglars.
Install metal grills
If your business or home is located in a particularly busy or dangerous area, you could install bars or metal grills to protect your windows from being broken and your property burgled. This is a very strong measure, and I recommend it if break-ins are common in your area or are something you have dealt with in the past.
Doing all of these things or just opting to follow a few of these tips will help you add extra protection to your home and businesses. Make sure to consult and seek service from someone who has several years of professional experience. They will help you understand and identify your security needs.