Window Guards – Pre-Fab
Whereas you can’t absolutely prevent a burglary, you sure can make it harder for burglars to enter your home with window locks or window bars. One estimate of property crime says that 6 out of every 10 burglaries begin with entry through a window at the back of the house. Many burglars are opportunists who simply ease wider an already open window. Other times they break the glass and reach in to release the window locks. You can prevent such forced entry by installing window bars on all downstairs windows and upstairs windows that are accessible from a flat roof, drainpipe or other easy access point. Alarms are also helpful in that they announce the break-in to your neighbors and if monitored they can summon the police as well.
If window bars are not something you want on your home, security window locks that secure the window to the frame by a simple bolt or clasp operation will help.
Security window locks are relatively inexpensive, simple to install, very easy to operate and are available for a wide range of different window applications such as wooden casement, metal windows, or sash windows. We have window locks that require a key.
STANDARD PRE-FAB GUARDS
1/2″ Vertical Tubular Pickets
5/8″ Horizontal Tubular Pickets
Apache Spear Points -top&bottom
These are the pointy ends on the top and bottom of the pre-fabricated window guards.
Powdercoat Finish – standard color is black, white available
The factory has black as the standard color, but white is also available. We can also have them re-powder coated locally to a wide selection of colors.
Option to remove decorative scrolls
We can remove the decorative scrolls from prefabricated window guards to give a simpler look.
Recently, non-opening window bars caused a series of preventable deaths. The State of California enacted legislation that empowered California cities with the ability to write ordinances which require property owners bring their window bars up to current building code standards. Cities may also fine property owners who fail to bring their window bars up to standards. Most cities mandate that in every bedroom or room used as a sleeping room, at least one window bar be equipped with an emergency release device. Because every city is different, contact your local fire prevention office and building and planning department for information on permit and installation requirements in your area.