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How to Protect Your Windows from Burglars

Everyone wants their home to be protected from intruders. Unfortunately, one of the primary ways that burglars tend to break into homes is through windows. The good news is that, in the modern era, there is no shortage of ways to amplify the security of your home. Security fencing, cameras, and alarms are all good options to increase your peace of mind. Below, we’ve gone into some measures you can take to protect your windows from burglars—from bars to security window film.

How to Protect Your Windows from Burglars

Here are some measures you can take to protect your windows from burglars—from bars to security window film.


Window bars are one of the most common ways to prevent burglaries in urban areas. While some of them are prettier than others, the biggest downside of window bars is probably that you have to look at them. That said, they can certainly be an effective security measure.

One thing many people have failed to consider about window bars is that it may be wiser to install them on the inside rather than the outside. Why? Because window bars aren’t impenetrable. If a burglar breaks your window only to find that there are bars on the other side, they are unlikely to press on. Remember: smashing windows makes a lot of noise, and burglars want to get in and out as quickly as possible.


Many home security alarm systems will have extra measures in place to secure your windows. What’s more is that they can be surprisingly inexpensive, provided that you install them yourself. The location where you install the sensor will vary based on the kind of window you have. The great thing about these is that they can be combined with any other security measure to buy extra time while the police are on their way.

Security Window Film

Security window film is easily among the best options to protect your window from burglars. It may not be as strong as window bars, but this does not mean window film isn’t an outstanding way to deter burglars—especially combined with an alarm system. One of its primary perks is that security window film is practically invisible; if you didn’t know it, you’d have no idea it was there. Security window film has the added perk of holding shards of glass together if it’s shattered. Remember: it’s not just burglars that have the potential to break your window.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today For Your Residential Window Films

American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Pinterest.


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