How to get your windows secured from burglars
When it comes to security, we are all too keen to put it all in the hands of locksmith services Bournemouth. But, in real, there is so much more you would need to do, in order to make your home give you real security. Windows are very often used by burglars to get in. Therefore there would need some additional reinforcement and specialty locks with which Bournemouth locksmith services will be more than happy to help you with. Let’s see how else you can ensure your windows protect your home, in case you won’t forget them wide open when you leave home.
The most secure types of windows
According to plenty of research and experimenting, the overall conclusion is, that it’s the casement windows, which are by far the safest out of all other window styles. However, when you have other style windows it cannot be expected from you to change them just because of security. That’s why additional features are there to help you secure your windows.
- Casement windows: those with an additional gear system secured with a crank. Once closed, there is no way to open these manually.
- Small paned windows
Not only do these look lovely and give a much more authentic look for any home, buglars don’t like these and therefore they avoid them. The reason is simple. You cannot bring down the whole window all at once. Each one of the panes should be individually broken through. The smaller one pane is, the more should be worked on.
Additional security for all other types of windows
- Sliding windows and sash windows: these are mostly equipped with a cam action lock by default. As sash windows are among the most popular types of windows in the UK, burglars have tons of ways to open these, often by removing the sash. Luckily there is a bar that’s called a burglar bar, which can be placed between the frame and the sliding sash not to allow the window be opened or moved from the outside.
- Double hung windows: they are like the sash windows only in this style you can move both parts up and down. The sash that holds the system together can be easy to manipulate especially when it’s not turned closed. There is an additional security tab that once installed can make both sashes become unmovable from the outside. Modern double hung windows come with this tab installed by default.
- Unbreakable glass or protective layer
These days is not that much of a big deal to get your glass changed to a more secure one. However until you have the budget for this, you can use a specific glass protection film (similar to the layer that’s so popular for mobile phones) that also gives additional ability for any glass to withstand hits.
- Renovate window locks
Specialized locksmith services in Bournemouth can help you supply your windows with additional lock systems. These can be manual additions or new locks systems depending on the style of the windows.