Have you thought much about your window security lately? Statistics show that over 33% of burglars break into homes through the rear door or window, 27% break through the front door or window and 14% break through the side door or window. In addition, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that in Victoria, a burglary occurs every 19 minutes. With these alarming figures, it’s definitely worth making security improvements to ensure that your home and family are kept safe.
In this article we outline the ways you can better secure your house – especially with the use of security screens for windows – and ways to deter intruders.
Ways to deter intruders from entering through the window
While the figures above are concerning, rest assured that there are ways for you to prepare and protect your home from intruders. Here are some easy ways you can deter burglars from entering your home:
- Lock your windows
It might seem obvious, but leaving the window unlocked is like leaving the front door wide open for an intruder. Simply check your windows before you go to sleep and before you leave your home – you won’t regret it.
- Store your wheelie bins away from the house
Burglars will look for any means to leverage themselves to enter a home. Wheelie bins are an effective tool that can be used to stand on and climb into home, so keep them hidden, especially away from windows.
- Install an alarm system to your windows
The sound of an alarm – or the idea of one – can be an effective deterrent for someone trying to invade. Install them where they can be seen – even the sight of a dummy alarm may be enough to spook an intruder.
- Direct security cameras to access points of the home
Install a camera – or, again, a convincing dummy camera can deter would-be burglars – to show that your home is under surveillance and that trespassers will be recorded.
- Keep areas near the windows well lit at night
Thieves don’t like to be seen. Keep your home visible and well lit to ward off intruders who are looking to sneak into your home at night periods.
- Prune trees and shrubs so windows are visible from the street
Keep the outside of your house visible to the public so that your neighbours can witness and report any suspicious behaviour.
- Lock your garage and sheds
Particularly crafty burglars will use your ladders and tools to access an entry point. Keep yours locked up for your use only.
- Fit security screens to your windows
One of the more effective deterrents for burglars is security window screens. That’s because they’re durable and make windows harder to break into than regular windows or doors. But, before you start your own DIY security screen project, chat to a trusted security mesh provider – a professional is better skilled to assess your home and secure it effectively.
Amplimesh® provides a range security screen options that are specifically designed to protect your family from intruders (even the insect variety) all while looking great. Take a look at our security screen doors and windows to see how they can protect your home in style.
What are the benefits of installing security screens on windows?
There are many reasons, besides better security, to install security screen mesh over your windows. A particularly good security mesh screen supplier will install a solution that both looks great and can protect your family from a range of intruders – including mosquitos and flies – while still letting in fresh air and sunlight. They can also help you save on your energy bill during warmer months, by letting fresh, shaded air into your home, you don’t have to keep the air conditioner running at full blast, all day.
In the event of an emergency – such as a fire or natural disaster – home window security screens with emergency escape options providing an easy exit for your family. Simply release the escape mechanism, push the security screen frame outward or slide it to the side and step out. Amplimesh® has a variety of window security exit screens so that you can be protected inside your home without feeling trapped.
The price of security screens is worth the peace of mind. Amplimesh® has a range of excellent options to suit any style of home. Give us a call to organise your free measure and quote, or check out our complete product range.