How Do Alternative Solutions Compare to Security Window Films?
Posted in Blog, on July 01, 2016
Homeowners who are concerned about security are aware that the windows in their property are often the weakest point. Armed with a blunt instrument, opportunist burglars can make short work of standard glass panes, so it is understandable that this is the first area where people look to make improvements when addressing home security issues. If you would like to make the windows in your property more secure but you are not sure what the best option is, take a look at the section below, where we have listed a few of the more commonly available solutions. Security Window Films and Other Popular Options Before you invest in a new window security solution, check out the following list and see which one sounds like it might be the best option for your home.
- Polycarbonate Windows – Panes of acrylic plastic of the same thickness as the glass that is currently installed in your windows are several times stronger, making them a good choice for protection against intruders. Unfortunately, they are also considerably more expensive and you may have to replace your window frames as well if you have sealed, double-glazed units installed.
- Security Window Films – Easy to install, inexpensive when compared to the alternatives, and very effective, it is no wonder that security window films are such a popular choice among cost conscious homeowners who are concerned about security. When installed by a team of professionals, they form a very strong bond with the glass in your windows, ensuring that should they be struck with a blunt instrument, they will not shatter. As an added benefit, they also stop over 99% of potentially harmful UV rays from entering your home.
- Iron Bars – These are a very effective deterrent to thieves as even if they are able to break the glass behind the panes, they will be unable to squeeze through the bars and force an entry into your home. On the downside, they are quite expensive to purchase and install, and they can make your home feel more like a prison than a family residence. However, if all you are concerned with is keeping out intruders, they may be worth considering.
- Window Alarms – Easy to fit, relatively inexpensive, and freely available, window alarms may be a deterrent to burglars who do not want to make a noise when entering your home. However, they will not actually make it any more difficult for potential intruders to gain entry and if you live in a secluded location, there may be nobody else around to hear the noise that your alarms make. An option worth thinking about, if you like the idea of fitting alarms, is to use them in conjunction with one of the alternative solutions in this list.
If you are interested in having security window films installed in your home, please do not hesitate to call or email us for further information. Our high quality films provide a cost effective solution for homeowners who would like to make their properties more secure.