Whether you rent or own an apartment, home, or a business, creating a safe environment for friends, family, and employees is a top priority. This means doing what you can to prevent burglars from breaking in. When it comes to break-ins, nearly one in four burglars enter a home via a first floor window, so making your windows more secure should be a top priority for keeping unwanted visitors away.
3 Ways Security Film Can Help Protect Your Windows
Most homeowners and business owners neglect window and sliding glass door security, which leads to opportunities for intruders attempting to gain access to a building. Window security film is an excellent way to protect your home from intruders by reducing visibility inside and strengthening the window against impact, especially on the ground floor.
1. Reduces Visibility of Valuables Inside Your Home or Business
Uncovered doors and windows provide anyone on the outside with a view of the valuables kept inside. A burglar has more incentive to enter a building or home that they know has items worth stealing.
2. Increased Resistance for Ground Floor Access
Many houses, apartments, and buildings have at least one window on the ground floor, if not more. Any window within reach can quickly become a target entryway. Madico® security films make it significantly more difficult for an intruder to compromise a window that is on the ground floor.
3. Strengthens the Most Fragile Area of Your Building’s Exterior
Consider glass: clean, clear, elegant, but also a highly fragile material. For many types of glass, a brick or bat is all that is needed to compromise the window and provide unimpeded entry to an intruder. Security film bolsters the defense of this vulnerable part of your building’s exterior by holding the broken glass together and delaying entry.
Additional Window Security Tips
One way to prevent a break-in is to maximize visibility around your building’s perimeter. This can be achieved by installing floodlights or motion lights to reduce the cover of darkness sought by intruders. Some systems even use motion-sensors and send phone notifications when motion is detected.
Though a more expensive solution than floodlights, security cameras provide peace of mind due to their ability to see areas of interest on your property and provide a recording should a break-in occur. Some security camera systems also provide a companion mobile phone app to monitor your building remotely.
Most windows already have locks — however, many people don’t realize that installing additional locks is an option that can enhance window security. A variety of locks exist to achieve optimal protection including ventilation locks, hinge locks, locking pin locks, and keyed window security locks.
Get Peace of Mind with Madico Security Film
Madico offers a range of safety and security films for windows that offer both intrusion deterrence and aesthetic appeal. For protection against smash-and-grabbers, we recommend our anti-intrusion films. When you’ve found the film that meets the needs of your home or business, use our dealer search to find a Madico dealer near you for installation!