A home in the United States is burglarized every 10 seconds, according to Farmers Home Insurance. Crooks tend to hit when a home is unoccupied. That’s why the majority of burglaries happen in broad daylight, when residents are at their jobs. Burglars look for easy targets. These include homes that have unlocked windows and doors. It also includes entry points that have weak locking mechanisms. You can help protect your family and your possessions by beefing up the windows on your home in a few ways.
5 One window in each bedroom of your house must be able to be opened in case of fire or other emergency. Never lock a window when it's in an "open" position and not completely closed. Partly open windows are easier to jimmy or otherwise break into. The latches on double-hung windows are the easiest to jimmy open. Permanently screw windows that aren't used shut. Add security to windows that are used by drilling a sloped hole in the top of the bottom window. Drill through the bottom of the top window. Insert a long nail or pin into the hole. Replace louver windows with solid glass or another type of window that allows ventilation.
Install metal bars on the windows to make them burglar-proof. Even if a crook manages to break the glass, he won't be able to get past the bars.