Your Windows and Doors Affect Your Home’s Security
July 12, 2017
A residential home is broken into every 90 seconds, with 80% of break-ins happening during daylight hours. 1
Windows are usually the most vulnerable part of a house depending on the quality of the glass and the locking mechanism. Oftentimes, burglars will gain entry into a home through a basement or low-level window. Somewhat surprisingly, 32% of burglaries are actually carried out through an unlocked door, with burglars trying the front door first to gain access to a property. 2
Human error aside, there’s no doubt that your windows and doors affect the security of your home. If you’re looking to safeguard your property against break-ins, consider investing in European-style Tilt & Turn products.
Tilt & Turn windows and doors are found in homes throughout Europe, in densely populated cities and countryside residences alike. They complement every lifestyle and have been designed with security in mind. Here’s a look at a few of the security features that set Tilt & Turn windows and doors apart.
Multiple locking points
Whereas standard windows and doors have only two locking points, Tilt & Turn windows and doors contain a multi-point locking system that secures at several points around the frame, with only the simple turn of a handle. Having locking points around the frame makes Tilt & Turn windows and doors virtually impossible to pry open.
Steel re-enforced frames
Most standard windows and doors are reinforced with foam – or nothing at all – making the frames vulnerable to a forced entry. The frames in Tilt & Turn windows and doors, on the other hand, are re-enforced with steel, providing extra strength, durability and protection for your home.
30% Thicker Glass
The glass used in Tilt & Turn products is 30% thicker than the glass used in standard windows and doors. Not only does thicker glass make it harder for a burglar to break through, he would also make considerable noise in the process and risk drawing attention to himself.
In addition to being thicker, the glass in Tilt & Turn doors contains a coating of laminate, making them shatterproof. If a burglar tries to break through, the glass might crack but it will stay in place, preventing entry into the home.
Prevention is keep to protecting your home
It can take less than a minute for a burglar to break into a home so prevention is key. If you’re interested in upgrading your windows and doors, contact Catana today to learn more about the security benefits of Tilt & Turn products. And don’t forget to lock the front door!