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8 tips for protecting your windows against burglars

Your window security is just as important as your door security. If intruders can’t pry their way through your door, they’ll automatically go for your windows.

With 75% of burglars taking less than 5 minutes to enter a property, knowing how to secure your windows will help burglar proof your property. And it’s not difficult, even though it’s something that many Perth homeowners neglect to do.

So, how you can your prevent intruders from window shopping around your home? The obvious is installing security windows, but there’s also many simple things you can do yourself. Our security windows Perth specialists share 8 things you can do to help keep your home secure.

Keep your windows locked

Not hard to do, but easy to overlook if you’re in a hurry to get out. We all know windows are easy targets for intruders – it’s like leaving your front door wide open, so make a habit of closing all your windows before you leave the house or go to bed at night – especially the ones that are exposed. Put a reminder on your phone or near your car keys to make sure you don’t forget.

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Add security locks

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Fit security screens to your windows

An easy way to add significant value to your home without doing any full blown interior renovations, is to build an outdoor entertaining area – patio included. The pleasing aesthetics of a patio and their multi-use potential can add dollars to the worth of your property, whether you plan to sell now or in the future. That’s money well spent!

Consider a tougher window screen material like Alu-Gard grill-less mesh. Mackson is the most trusted and reliable installer of Alu-Gard grill-less security windows in Perth. All of our window security screens are custom made at our Maddington workshop. Take a look at our security windows and doors gallery to see how you can protect your home.

Create more privacy

If intruders can’t see anything, they won’t be tempted to enter your property. Curtains and blinds not only add to the interior design of your house, they also help to create privacy. Budget permitting, you could also consider getting your windows tinted.  Depending on the orientation of your house, tinted windows can help reduce any harsh UV light and glare from entering your home in the hot summer months.

Create a natural barrier with plants

Strategically plant thorny bushes or shrubs under ground floor windows. Not only do plants add to the aesthetic appeal of your house, but it also protects your home with an added obstacle for intruders to overcome. Just make sure not to leave them overgrown to avoid thieves using your bushes as a hiding spot.

Light up your window areas

Burglars don’t like to be seen. Fit security floodlights to keep areas near the windows well-lit and visible at night. It’s a simple yet effective way to ward off intruders paying you a visit at night.

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Put your bins away

Intruders will look for any means to help them enter a home. Your wheelie rubbish bins are an effective tool that can be used to stand on and climb into a house, so keep them away from windows or your front yard.

Ramp up your security with an alarm system or camera

The piercing sound of an alarm, or at least the idea of one can be enough to keep a burglar at bay. Install your alarm system or security camera where it can be seen (even if it’s a dummy alarm), so any passers-by are aware your house is being monitored or under surveillance.

Security windows Perth specialists

Ready to make changes to your windows and make them more secure? Mackson can help you get set up with a high quality window security screen solution to suit your budget.  Get in touch with us today for all your security window needs in Perth.