Why share a post with 5 ways to secure your residential windows and doors? The warmer months are a great time to consider your home security plan. We like to say plan, because there are a number of ways to make your home secure, with each step supporting the other. Here are our 5 recommendations. Have a recommendation of your own? Feel free to leave it in the comments below.
Window Film & Home Security
Window film has so many benefits and enhancing your home security is one of them. For instance, One 3M window film called the Ultra Series is an exceptional choice for making your windows safer. This window film is tear-resistant and really tough. In fact, it can make your windows up to 7x stronger. It’s designed to hold glass in place due to impacts from attempted break-ins or extreme weather. Security window film can slow burglars by 90 seconds, giving your family time to seek safety and call authorities.
Why Security Screens are a Great Choice
Why are security screens a great choice for home security? They offer a layer of protection that is unique and potent. For instance, Crimsafe screens can be applied to doors and windows. The screens are customized for your home and feature a number of security features. The stainless steel mesh used in the screen is super tough at 0.9mm. It’s designed to prevent tears and kick-ins. It’s held firmly in place by Screw-Clamp™ technology and tamper-resistant screws. You can read more about this exceptional product here.
Invest in a Security System for your Home
Another layer of protection would be a good security system. These days, you can find a number of products at various price points. A security system can include a smart doorbell, window and door sensors, a camera system. Ring is a popular choice for doorbell security, but you should be aware of the continual privacy issues they seem to be having. Simplesafe is becoming an increasingly popular and reasonably priced choice for a DIY solution.
Make Your Home More Secure with Lighting
Another layer of security would be to install sufficient lighting. There are a lot of opinions on what makes lighting ‘sufficient’, but here are some basic suggestions. One, make sure to have sufficient lighting on all pathways, doorsteps, porches, and patios. Second, motion-detection lighting is useful in most of these locations, too. (This website has some great information on lighting, including how to choose the right lighting strength.)
Don’t Forget The Greenery
This might not be at the top of your list, but it has been suggested that homeowners reduce the height of any bushes or plants that are in front of windows. This makes sense, as they can become the perfect place for burglars to hide. It has also been recommended that if you do have bushes or shrubs in front of your windows, pick varieties that have prickly or that sting. Here is a great list.
Your Window Security Experts
ClimatePro can help you with window film and screens for your home. With over 40 years of experience, we can assist you with choosing the right window film. We are an authorized Crimsafe distributor, too. Ready to make your home more secure? You can get a free estimate here or give us a call 707-755-7337.