Protect your house against uninvited guests
The protection of your house against break-ins and home invasion needs to be carefully thought out to offer the right level of security. Window protection is one of the first steps you can take to protect your property, because windows are a weak point and therefore a natural target for intruders or smash-and-grab thieves.
Glass is an inviting target for vandals intent on mischief or worse. With window security films, intruders cannot readily penetrate the glass, even by striking it with a heavy implement. Since time and stealth are vital to smash-and-grab style crimes, thieves usually give up quickly upon failing to gain immediate entry through a home’s window and tend to move on to easier targets.
There are precautions you can take to limit the chance of you becoming a victim.
- Keep your doors locked at all times. If there is a knock at the door, verify the identity of the person through a peephole before opening the door.
- Make sure your door is made of solid wood or metal. Also, a door is only as strong as its frame so install a metal frame or look into having the current frame reinforced.
- Place a security film on the inside of ground level windows as it increases the difficulty in breaking the glass.
- Keep a phone handy. If you have a cordless one, take it to the door with you when there is a knock at the door.
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