How To Burglar-Proof Your Home?

Your home should be a safe haven, so the thought of any uninvited guests in your home is scary.

In 2019/2020, there were 365 thousand homes burgled in England and Wales. 

A shocking statistic. 

Securing your home is more important than ever before. 

But there’s no need to panic, at Walkern Windows and Homes, we’re well-equipped with advice on helping to burglar-proof your home in Hertfordshire..

We will look at:

  • Window Bars 
  • Casement Windows
  • Upgrading Your Front Door
  • Tempered Glass   
  • Aluminium Windows
  • Fitting a Deadlock 


What You Can Do To Burglar-Proof Your Home


Window bars


We’ve all seen them on prison TV shows but not enough homes have them.

Window bars give your windows an extra layer of defence, so even if your window fails you, the bars won’t. 

Window bars are one of the most secure window treatments out there. 

Your home needn’t look like a prison with a number of decorative window bar styles available, allowing you to choose a window bar to suit your home. 


Casement windows 

Considered to be the most secure windows on the market, casement windows are impossible to open from the outside. 

They help to keep the intruders out and make it harder to break in.

Casement windows hardware is built within its frame preventing it being tampered with – perfect for security. 


Upgrade your front door

Not only is your front door the gateway to your home, it is the frontline of defence against intruders. 

That means if your doors locking system is basic or not up-to-scratch then your home is prone to attack and it is time for an upgrade. 

Your front door should be fitted with the latest locking technology for the highest security and ultimate peace of mind. 

Composite doors are a sure-fire choice for security whilst not compromising on style. 

Make sure you have a burglar-proof door.


Tempered glass 

Having a burglar-proof door frames is not enough. Your windows should also have burglar-proof glass. 

Tempered glass is four times tougher than annealed glass and it’s a headache to burglars. 

Whereas ordinary glass is an easy target, tempered glass is designed to resist shattering, giving you increased security. 


Aluminium windows

 To fight against would-be thieves, your window needs to be strong and tough. 

Aluminium, whilst light, is an extremely durable material.

Combining an aluminium window with a sophisticated locking system makes it one of the most secure options available. 


Fit a dead-lock 

Sometimes one lock isn’t enough. 

Adding a dead-lock to your door will increase security when you’re home. 

A dead-lock makes life difficult for burglars as it cannot be broken without breaking the lock itself or the door and frame. 

Just the presence of a dead-lock can be enough to deter intruders who don’t want to be caught in the act, which a delay in break-in can cause.


Find a door specialist

Now we’ve looked at some of the burglar-proof options available to you, you might want to make some changes to your current security setup.

Before you do, it is just as important to choose a specialist you can trust.

Walkern Windows & Homes are focused on delivering quality service, using only the highest quality products. 

With over 25 years of serving homes across Hertfordshire, we are an installer that you can trust. 

We provide a service that goes beyond just the installation, we are here before, during and after. 

Whether it’s a composite door, an aluminium window or double-glazing, we provide products that are built to last. 

Why not get in touch and see what we can do for you?