We live in a world where added home protection is sometimes necessary to safeguard your home and family from danger. Not only do you want products which can protect against potential intruders, but you may also want to consider protecting your home against damage from severe weather – especially if you live in a province which is prone to thunderstorms and hail. PG Glass has an extensive range of glass products which cover much more than just your car and windscreen! In fact, they offer mirror and glass installation for any home or building. Here are their tips on how keep your home adequately protected.
Try reinforced glass for windows and doors
Sliding glass doors are beautiful, no doubt about it. Not only do you get a great view, but you have the added benefit of allowing lots of light into your home. To make sure these home features don’t become a security risk, you should consider reinforcing the glass in your home.
Much like windscreens, there are different versions of glass for home use, including toughened glass and laminated glass. These are cost-effective options which can help secure your home.
Toughened glass is five times stronger than standard glass, meaning that it will stand up to much harder strikes for a longer time. Whether somebody is trying to break in or your window panes are being hammered by hailstones the size of golf balls, you’ll be glad of the extra protection. In case of a break in, the extra time and noise that is needed to break through toughened glass could prove crucial by alerting you to the threat and giving you the necessary time to phone the police or armed response.
Another added benefit of toughened glass is that if it does break, it shatters into relatively harmless fragments, so you’re far less likely to cut yourself.
Purchase window alarms
You don’t need a really expensive alarm system to detect if a window is opened. Or if you do have one already, a small and inexpensive window alarm can provide you with extra peace of mind. They are wireless and easy to install, and sense when a window is opened and will send out an alarm to alert you and your family to the possible dangers. These are great options if you have pets, as they won’t be set off by movement outside or near the window – and cat owners will know exactly how important that is!
Make your house a less attractive prospect for intruders
We’re not saying that you should make your house look derelict, just that there are some steps you can take to make your home a more difficult option for thieves. Some things you can try are:
- Installing motion sensor lights on the outside of your house
- Ensuring that there are no trees or shrubbery near points of entrance to your house, making it harder for potential intruders to hide
- Concealing items of significant value – park your car in a garage, close the blinds to your office room where the computers are stored and don’t leave expensive items in plain sight.
Perhaps you’re looking at buying a pet? Consider a dog which will bark at intruders. The idea isn’t to have something that will attack, but something that will deter. Even the sound of a small dog barking can be enough to stop someone from taking the risk of breaking in. You can keep the dog inside at night to reduce the risk of poisoning.
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