How Windows Help With Home Security
By Great Lakes Window
Your home is your haven, your place of comfort, and your place of rest and respite. It should be a safe place for you and your family, all the time. Home security problems like burglaries can greatly impact your feelings of safety and security, and it’s something that affects a lot of people, especially around the holidays.
According to the FBI, in 2016, there were an estimated 1,515,096 burglaries. Of those, 69.5% took place at residential properties.
While there is an emotional toll on homeowners from a crime like a burglary, there’s also the financial implications. The FBI says victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.6 billion in property losses in 2016 And the average dollar loss per burglary offense at $2,361.
There are many reasons to take precautions against burglary and other crimes, and bolster home security. Windows are one of the ways criminals can gain entry to a home. The more secure your windows are, the less enticing your home will be for would-be burglars.
Our Window and Door Security Features
At Great Lakes Window we take safety and security seriously. Our vinyl replacement windows look good and function impeccably. And they do this while keeping your home as safe as possible from intrusion.
On our double-hung windows, the EZLok hardware offers extra protection. A flush-mounted tilt latch/lock, it is an all in one lock that secures and locks your window with one simple motion. When you release it, the sash can tilt for safe cleaning. This makes it not just effective against unwanted intrusion, but functionally elegant too.
For awning and casement windows, look for our multi-point locking system. This hardware offers a single-lever multi-point locking mechanism that provides the maximum security at critical points of the window, with a single locking handle. So it’s easy to use, yet highly effective in keeping your window secure.
Consider ventilation limit latches for your windows. With the Great Lakes Window ventilation limit latches you can leave your windows open for a nice breeze, while still preventing them from being able to fully open. Therefore resulting in reduced vulnerability of an open window. Child safety latches are another optional choice, which protect your home from the inside out.
Patio doors are another point of interest for would-be home intruders. They might look like an easy access point, but not when you have a Great Lakes Window sliding patio door. That’s because our patio doors have an optional two or three-point locking system, securing the door along the jamb at its most critical points. You can also upgrade to a keyed lock, and add a foot bolt for additional security.
Of course, all of these features fit in seamlessly with our various window styles, glass designs, hardware finishes, and options for customization. When you work with Great Lakes Window, security doesn’t compromise style.
Your Home Security Is Important To Us
At Great Lakes Window, our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. We know how much your home means to you, and our goal is to help you feel comfortable, happy, and safe. Our knowledgeable dealers are on hand to help you determine what security features are the best fit for your home and your lifestyle. And they are always eager to help with answering any other questions about our windows and doors that you may have. It’s easy to get in touch with a dealer near you by using our online search function or clicking below. When you connect with a Great Lakes Window dealer, you are one step closer to the home security and comfort you deserve.