Upgrading Your Window Locks this Winter
Here we are, in the midst of winter, and is there a better time to take a step back, to take stock, and to re-evaluate different aspects of your life. One area of life when winter is a particularly good time of year to evaluate and improve, is with your home security solutions. As the cold takes hold, there is no better time to take a look around the vulnerable spots of your property and think about how you can have greater peace of mind and greater levels of home security. Although not immediately one part of home security that is often looked at and changed, your window locks is an easy win in this regard, and this winter could be the perfect time to upgrade your window locks to improve your home security.
There is good reason to upgrade your window locks this winter. It is often a point of entry that is overlooked, but with longer darker hours, they are a potential vulnerable entry point that should be secured, especially if you do not have sensor security lighting or home security cameras, covering those areas of your home.
Securing your windows with new locks makes them much more difficult to break and for burglars to gain unlawful entry into your home. In terms of your insurance premiums, it can also help you to lower the amount of money you pay out each month to the insurance company, as you are improving the standards of home security.
The type of window locks that you need (and want) will change depending on the style of window and the style of property that you have. It is important to find that balance between strong home security solutions and the aesthetic of your home. You don’t have to compromise on either these days, with beautiful windows, and locks, that maintain high standards of security.
You could have sash windows, casement windows, UPVC windows, and other styles, and it is important to add a lock that is robust, but doesn’t take away from the style and become an eyesore. If you live in a home with young children, or where you require a steady flow of fresh air for ventilation, window restrictors should also be considered an option, as they allow for this, without leaving enough of a gap when the window is open for a burglar to gain entry. There are some good window restrictors on the market today.
Once you have decided to upgrade your window locks with a view to improving your home security solutions you should seek out a trustworthy supplier, with a track record and reputation of success in that field. There are many different ways you can tackle your window locks and window security, from replacing the windows entirely, changing just the locks, or adding window restrictors to allow for a gap and fresh airflow without compromising security. Speak to your supplier of new window locks and ask for advice that is specific to your home and situation.