There are endless ways to make a home more secure, but figuring out where to start isn’t easy. Window World TX is committed to helping you make your home safe, so here are some of the best ways to accomplish that goal.
A secure door is one of the best ways to safeguard a home because it is the primary entrance to the house. All doors should be sturdy, no matter what material they are made from, and have more than one quality, locking mechanism.
For sliding glass doors, which are common but easy to break into, installing a bar between the wall and the moving door keeps it from opening – even if the lock is broken. Window World TX offers a variety of doors to help secure your home without sacrificing appearance.
Windows are popular entrances for intruders, so it’s important to keep them secure. Locked windows can go a long way toward deterring intruders, and a window with bars over it is virtually impenetrable. However, locks and bars are not the only way to secure a window. Using tempered glass and choosing windows that don’t open also make a house more secure.
While it might sound pointless compared to locks and security systems, growing plants in front of windows is a major deterrent for burglars. Especially effective on one-story homes, large hedges or thorny plants can stop or slow an intruder. The more difficult it is to get to the window, the less likely a potential intruder is to attempt breaking in.
Although it is very simple and easy to do, keeping valuable property out of sight is a great way to keep your home from being targeted for theft. Installing curtains or blinds on windows and putting outdoor toys and tools away when not in use are simple, but effective, ways to keep your property safe and secure.
One of the most efficient deterrents for intruders is a home security system. Not only can cameras and sensors notify you and authorities before a person even breaks in, but the simple presence of a sign or sticker labeling your house as protected can be enough to keep potential intruders away. If someone does break into the house, the loud alarm often scares intruders enough to make them leave.
For more information on how Window World TX can help you secure your home, give us a call today.