When it comes to home security, for many of us, our minds immediately jump to alarm systems and quality door locks. However, what many home and business owners often seem to forget about is how easy a window can be to enter for home invaders. Therefore, putting window locks on all your windows is essential for protecting your home, family, and valuables.
Why Install Window Locks?
If there are no window locks on your windows at your home or business, and someone is attempting to break in, the glass is generally fairly easy to get through as the burglar only needs to break enough to let themselves in, especially if no one is home or inside. Let’s imagine the scenario now if the windows do have locks. The burglar needs to take more time to break and remove more glass, so they do not badly injure themselves on the way in. This buys you and/or your neighbour more time to see the situation and contact the police.
It is always advised to have window locks installed on all windows in your home or business as some burglars may not be easily warded off after one unsuccessful attempt. They may try all the windows they can access, and therefore, putting locks on all windows gives a greater level of protection.
Other alternatives to consider for securing your windows include using reinforced glass, window alarm systems, or window bars. However, window locks are certainly an easy and relatively cost-effective means of deterring intruders.
What locks should I get?
Determining what window locks best suit your needs highly depends on what your current window and frame set up is. If you would like more information from one of our Master Locksmiths, then give us a call on 1300 762 258 or leave an enquiry HERE.
At Heidelberg Locksmiths, our team is passionate about making sure your home and/or business is as secure as possible, so you have the peace of mind knowing you, your family and your valuables are better protected.