How a New Set of Windows Can Improve Home Security

How a New Set of Windows Can Improve Home Security

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Security, Types of Windows, Window Locks | 0 comments

Brand new windows can improve your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal. But what about security? Modern windows are also designed with home security in mind, keeping criminals outside without compromising aesthetics or your view of the outdoors.

Older or visibly damaged windows can leave your home vulnerable to break-ins. Don’t let this happen to you! It’s time to upgrade to a more modern solution that provides both curb appeal and trustworthy home security. Here’s how your new windows can keep you safe.

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Locking Options

Modern widow locking systems play an important role in home security.  Whether you are looking at vinyl, aluminum or wood windows, every window sold today must pass rigorous industry-standard ‘Forced Entry’ tests.  While some have traditional lever-action locks, others feature locks that automatically lock as soon as you close them.  Finally, some homeowners opt for a window operating control device, or WOCD, which only allows the windows to open 4 inches unless they’re manually unlocked from inside. The lock resets when the window closes, so it automatically returns to the 4-inch restriction.

Pro Tip: Window operating control devices, or WOCDs, have applications beyond keeping burglars outside. Families with small children may want to use these locks to ensure no one falls out an open window.

Glass Options

With four times the strength of regular glass, tempered glass is very difficult for anyone to shatter to gain access to your home. But an even better option for home security is laminated glass. This type of glass is designed to still hold itself together when it breaks. The extra layer of laminate is the same that is used in hurricane impact windows and if it is strong enough to keep flying debris from breaking into your home, it is also a great deterrent for any would-be burglar.

Secure Home Windows

Of course, no security system is perfect. But taking the proper steps can make your home a far less appealing target and drastically decrease your chances of being robbed. Our expert team can help you determine the most secure type of window for your particular needs.

Connect with us to learn more about protecting your home with burglar-resistant windows.