Tips for Home Window Safety & Security
According to research, 35% of all home break-ins involve non-force entries where a criminal has entered the home through an unlocked door or window.
One of the simplest ways you can address home window security and protect yourself and your family, is to ensure you have adequate locking systems on all of the windows and doors in your home. When buying windows and doors, you’ll want to ensure simple features are in place to help maximize your security.
At Complete Windows, many of our products offer factory-installed window opening control devices that meet strict ASTM F2090-10 standards. These standards also apply to window fall prevention devices that are to be used on any window, including those that are designated for emergency escape (egress) and rescue (ingress).
Additional Window & Door Safety Measures
If you need to use windows for ventilation, be sure to use windows that small children and pets cannot easily open. Ensure all furniture is kept away from windows for added protection.
Whenever you leave your home or go to bed, don’t forget to lock all windows and doors. Never leave a window or door open and unattended. You’ll significantly reduce the risk of a forced entry with good quality locks and hardware. Consider installing a multiple point locking system on doors and windows.
Complete Windows carries an extensive line of window products from a range of premium window and door suppliers. Here are a few features from some of our top suppliers:
Milgard’s SecuityMax package features an advanced security and locking system, exclusively for Tuscany® Series and Montecito® Series sliding patio doors. The SecurityMAX package includes the multi-point locking system paired with the new, innovative SmartTouch® Bolt, a fully integrated, easy-to-use steel bolt that secures your sliding patio door firmly into the top frame with the flip of a lever. As an added benefit, SmartTouch Bolt can let the fresh air in while keeping the door secure in a vented position.
Vinyltek products also feature similar safety standards. In addition to achieving ENERGY STAR®, all of Vinyltek’s openers come with options for Egress and Restrictors to keep you safe, ensuring forced-entry standards to ensure your home is Secure.
Please visit our website for a full listing of all product lines, or visit our store for a security consultaton.