Police crime statistics tell us that burglars prefer to access homes via the windows. There are several ways to upgrade your windows' components to secure them against break-ins and help prevent this from happening:
- Security glazing
- Robust frames
- Special fittings
- Alarm systems
Security glass is available for all of the models of windows sold on windows24.com. Laminated security glass and impact-resistant glazing are recommended in particular if you want to protect yourself from break-ins. Both of these products offer resistance to force directed against the glazing itself.
Security fittings provide effective protection that prevents your windows from being prised open.
Nevertheless, this is only one of two weak points that need to be secured as far as most burglaries are concerned. Indeed, a large number of break-ins are carried out by drilling or - more commonly - levering out the window sash, which needs to be reinforced as a result.
uPVC-alu windows consist of a uPVC frame and an aluminium outer shell. Although uPVC is already rather robust in its own right, the alu shell significantly increases the level of break-in protection even more. That is because aluminium is extremely stable and resilient, allowing it to withstand force applied from the outside. If you would like to protect your windows even further, you can also opt for steel reinforcement. This makes the frame's structure even more stable and prevents it from being broken open.
However, the metal's poor insulating characteristics can have a negative effect on the level of thermal insulation provided. As such, it is also recommended that you install a special plastic compound that sits inside the chambers and offers both stability and the usual high levels of insulation.
Finally, security fittings round out the suite of available break-in protection measures. Here at windows24.com, we offer three different security classes. These range all the way up to resistance class (RC2 windows) and come with anti-drill protection and mushroom-head locks. This means that every window is secured effectively. Of course, it is also possible to utilise modern technology and equip your windows with alarm systems. For example, you can install 'alarm glass' – so-called because it triggers an alarm in the event of damage.