Your home's windows rank among your home's most important security aspects. Burglars often come through either your doors or windows. That's why you need to ensure the sturdiness and security of your windows, just as you would your doors and locks. With that in mind, see if you can use any of the following safety and security measures to beef up your Miami home's window security.
Impact-resistant glass is much harder to break than traditional glass, and therefore is more difficult to break into. There are plenty of impact-resistant glass options, with varying degrees of effectiveness and price. Get in touch with a trusted Miami windows installer to learn about the best options in your area.
Without window bars, thieves and robbers can easily make your windows as their point of entry into your home. Discourage break-ins by installing window bars at every window. Even if a burglar breaks the glass, they still won't be able to enter through the bars. Many people dislike having bars on their windows as it makes their home look like a prison, but there are plenty of decorative options that can enhance the look of your home while providing the protection it needs.
There are plenty of window alarm types available today that can detect if a window is broken or opened. The most basic of these alarms emit a loud sound to scare would-be intruders away. More complex systems come with motion sensors and emergency calls to the alarm company or local police. If you have an existing alarm system, you can have your windows connected to it, depending on the type of system you have.
Your home's façade isn't the only part of your home's exterior that you should keep well-lit at night. Illuminate the windows around your home with bright LED floodlights. Simply having your windows well-lit can be enough to drive away burglars, because they don't want to risk getting noticed or caught.
The more locks you have around your windows, the better. Hefty window locks that are visible from the outside can be an effective home invasion deterrent. Likewise, a simple window pin lock can help you achieve the same benefits.
More than the security and protection accessories you add to your windows, it helps if the windows you have in your home are made of high quality materials and installed by a professional. In Miami, residents looking to have both rely on local window companies such as Ready Windows.
8 Impregnable Ways to Burglar Proof Your Windows, ExpertSecurityTips.com
How to (Cleverly) Secure Your Home Against Intruders, LifeHacker.com
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