Thursday, June 22, 2017

Burglar Proof Your Home #4: Windows

Manufacturers do a really good job of producing pretty good windows nowadays. However, there's always more that we can do.

These particular windows are aluminum framed windows. The manufacturer has gone as far as putting two locking mechanisms on them. 

Remember, though, that this window and these mechanisms are only as good as the person who uses them. You leave them open, they leave an entryway for a burglar, so you want to make sure that you do lock your windows.

You can also get what we call a secondary locking device. It's a very simple device. Basically it will fit in the track itself, right here. It will tighten down and basically what happens is if I'm able to defeat these two, it provides another place for this window to bump up to without getting it over.

Another thing that we can do that is real simple, is we can cut a wooden dowel that fits between here. The sliding part of the window and the top of the frame. And by wedging that in over on the side, it again will keep this window from opening. 

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