Being burgled, whether you are a homeowner or business, is a horrible experience. You may have lost not only valuables, but also sentimental items. It is not uncommon for homeowners in particular to own expensive items that are not insured, like jewellery or art. In the event that you are a business, you may have lost valuable stock or sensitive client information.
The typical solution is a burglar alarm. Whilst it has its merits, it does not technically stop a burglar from entering your property! Many will also know that it can take an age for the appropriate authority to turn up, meanwhile, the burglar is long gone.
Burglars are largely opportunistic. They seek properties that are quick and easy, and quiet to get into. If there is a physical deterrent that takes time and noise to break through, they are more than likely to search for an easier target.
The most effective physical deterrent on the market today is window security grilles. It takes a lot of time and noise for a burglar to attempt to cut through and is as effective a deterrent as any on the market. As a result of installing window security grilles over the vulnerable parts of the windows, burglars are more likely to focus on properties without physical deterrents. Grilles can also be made to be hinged or removable, thereby allowing property owners to escape quickly in case of fire or take them down if they wish to do so.
An added benefit many do not know about is that the installation of window security grilles lowers your insurance premiums. Insurance companies view ‘physical obstacles to entry’ as excellent defensive products, and as a result view the risk of being burgled as much lower. If it is good enough for insurance companies it may well be good enough for a property owner!
Another added benefit is that they can enhance the look of the property. Whilst the lattice, or diamond design is popular, bespoke and tasteful wrought iron scroll window security grilles are also available, and appeal to the design conscious property owner.
So if you have been burgled, or are concerned about your security arrangements, window security grilles, and door security grilles, are an effective physical deterrent, and a cost effective solution, to protecting your home, business, and the valuables inside it.