Protect your Home with Secured Window Locks

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As window locks can easily be seen from the outside, it may help to deter a thief from trying to gain entry. In built up areas especially, burglars do not want to make a noise. Smashing a window makes noise and burglars do not want to attract attention from neighbors. Window locks also prevent the thief from opening the window after having partially smashing it to try to open it. It is not uncommon, for a burglar to get cut on smashed glass whilst climbing through a broken window.

Make sure you protect even small windows, if you can get your head through it could be possible to climb through it. Burglars have been known to use children to enter homes and open windows or doors for quick and easy access to properties.

See if it is possible to get laminated toughened glass especially on the ground floor or easily accessible windows if you are planning to replace or upgrade your windows and fit double-glazing. The toughened laminated glass is much harder to break and is also safer especially in homes with young children. It could also help prevent a small child opening a window and prevent them from falling out of an upstairs window by fitting a window lock.

When fitting window locks make sure that they are the correct type and that by fitting them they will not affect any warranty or guarantees you may have. If you forget to closed and lock the windows when you go out then having security window lock fitted is pointless. In a matter of minutes a thief can be in and out with a lot of your valuable property through and opened window. Most burglaries are opportunistic nature. Therefore, don’t give them the opportunity.

In protecting you, your home and your property, protecting the windows in your home is only part of the overall process. In conjunction with other security measures like a home security alarm, high security door locks, security cameras (CCTV) it all helps to prevent your home from being the next crime scene.

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If you would like to know more about window locks and how it protects your home from burglars, just visit http://www.lockandkeyshop.co.uk. Lock and Keys Shop is the UK's largest suppliers of Padlocks, Window Locks and Euro Cylinders.

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This article was published on 2011/07/22