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How to Burglar-Proof Your Windows

Securing your home against burglaries can be a challenge, especially if you have plenty of windows. Simply locking your windows goes a long way toward preventing theft, but a determined criminal may still find a way in. Here are several additional steps you can take to make it harder or less convenient to break in.

Choose High-Quality Windows

At Zen Windows Milwaukee, our windows have durable frames and strong, built-in locks that make them as safe and secure as possible without compromising their ease of use or your view. Our double-hung windows feature strong crescent locks, while our casement and awning windows feature durable crank mechanisms that prevent forcing the window open further, along with hook-shaped locks to secure them when closed. Our slider windows feature secure latches that stop the sashes from moving when locked, and bay windows feature hook-shaped locks on the operable sashes to secure them. With Zen Windows, you can count on them to be secure, strong, and long-lasting.

Close and Secure Your Ground-Floor Windows

When you leave the house or go to sleep, close and securely lock all ground-floor windows, as well as any second-story windows that may be easy to reach with a bit of climbing, such as those over an attached garage.

Trim Bushes Near Your Windows

If you have bushes near your windows that can obscure the view from the street, trim them to make it difficult for burglars to enter without being seen. Burglars will look for windows that are easy to access without being visible to neighbors or other onlookers.

Install a Security System

A security system with glass-break sensors can dissuade burglars from entering your home if they see the warning stickers for the system or break the glass in a window and an alarm sounds. Make it a habit to always set the alarm when you leave your home or go to bed.

Install Surveillance Cameras

Visible security cameras can discourage thieves from breaking in, as can smart doorbells. These added security options are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

Add Additional Security

As an absolute last resort, additional security components like sash pins on double-hung windows or security bars can be added. However, these additions mean the window can’t be used as an emergency exit in the case of a fire. You will have to weigh secure windows vs. fire safety. In most cases, the standard locks of Zen Windows should provide enough security against all but the most determined thieves.

Quality Replacement Windows in the Milwaukee Area

When you want strong, secure windows at a competitive price, turn to our team at Zen Windows Milwaukee. We offer everything from casement and slider windows to bay and bow windows. We make it extremely simple to receive an accurate window quote online with just a few basic measurements. We offer great financing options to make the process easy and convenient, and we offer a full lifetime warranty on all our replacement windows.

When you are ready to start your Zen Windows quote, visit us online or call 414-881-9361. We serve the entire Milwaukee area, including Waukesha, New Berlin, Fox Point, Glendale, and beyond.