Your home’s windows are your view to the world. They’re elegant and light-filled. When they’re working properly, they can bring joy to you and your family. Unfortunately, some windows are also a vulnerability, with intruders using them as a point of entry to your home. The following helpful tips can make your windows more secure, so you can focus on the joy of having beautiful windows.
#1. Prune & Maintain Front Yard Landscaping
Overgrown landscaping in the front yard gives potential intruders a place to hide. From behind your bushes or evergreens, intruders may look in your windows, determine whether you’re home, and decide on a point of entry through an unlocked window, all while undetected from the street.
You can prevent this from happening by keeping your landscaping well-pruned. If the shrubs are too small to hide a person, then your windows (and, ultimately, your home) will be more secure. This is often more healthy for your home as well, as large bushes up against your house can create a moist environment for insects and mold.
#2. Plant Thorny Shrubs Beneath the Window
Another way to prevent someone from using your bushes to hide beneath your windows? Plant thorny shrubs. Rose bushes, barberry and scarlet firethorn are all examples of showy, thorny bushes that can deter intruders while also adding a special something to your yard. Work with a local nursery to find the right shrubs for your yard.
#3. Install Smart Cameras
Smart cameras equipped with a motion sensor, when pointed at your windows, can alert you to changes that occur around your house while you’re not there. Many homeowners now use smart security cameras to monitor their property while they’re away from home. Simply connect your security cameras to your Wi-Fi, and watch for alerts to come through your smart phone. If you’re on a budget, install smart cameras only on those windows that are most vulnerable, like lower-level windows near the front door or in areas hidden from the street.
#4. Install Secure Windows
Are you replacing your windows? Work with a quality window contractor to ensure the products you install are strong and durable from the outside. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro sells windows with frames made from Fibrex, a part-synthetic and part-natural wood product that is stronger than vinyl. Fibrex has the durability of solid wood, without needing the maintenance.
Improve Window Security with Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro
If window security is important to you, contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro. We can provide advice for your window replacement that could improve your window security, and thus, your home’s security. To find out more, use our toll free number to call us at 1-888-826-2451, or contact us through the form on this page.
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