Learn about simple preventative measures and innovative product features that can help strengthen window and door security in the home.
According to 2012 National Data, about one-third of total burglaries committed in the United States are no-force entries in which the burglar entered through an unlocked door or window.
There are simple preventative measures that can help strengthen window and door security in the home
Whenever you are out or when you are sleeping, remember to lock your windows and doors. When not using windows and doors to ventilate the house, keep them closed to discourage intruders.
Quality Locks and Hardware
Lessen the potential of forced entry with high quality locks and hardware. Consider patio doors and windows with a multiple point locking system.
In case of an emergency, your windows and patio doors can act as additional exists. Fatal fires can occur at night while people are sleeping so develop an emergency escape plan for your family beforehand.
Window Opening Control Device
When opening windows for ventilation, open windows that small children and pets cannot easily reach. Keep furniture away from windows so a child cannot easily climb on them to reach the opening. Screens are designed to provide ventilation and help keep insects from entering the home. They are not designed to prevent falls.
Milgard offers a factory-installed Window Opening Control Device that meet the ASTM F2090-10 standard for limiting the window sash opening to less than 4”, helping to prevent dangerous falls.
Milgard's SecuityMax package is our most advanced security and locking system yet, exclusively for Tuscany® Series and Montecito® Series sliding patio doors.
The SecurityMAX package includes the multi-point locking system paired with the new, innovative SmartTouch® Bolt, a fully integrated, easy-to-use steel bolt that secures your sliding patio door firmly into the top frame with the flip of a lever.
As an added benefit, SmartTouch Bolt can let the fresh air in while keeping the door secure in a vented position.