Everyone is aware of the importance of installing high quality, durable security screens, on the doors and windows of their homes. Naturally, the larger windows and doors – front door, back door and sliding doors – get the most attention, as they’re often the easiest way to gain entry into your home. But what about security screens for those smaller windows, typically in the bathroom and standalone loos, even your home office.
It’s common to overlook these small or hidden windows when installing security products. But it leaves an obvious vulnerable entry-point open to unscrupulous criminals. An opportunity not worth risking.
When one Window is Locked, Try Another
Unfortunately, this was the case recently, when an elderly couple in Inala were attacked by cowardly thugs who gained entry through the bathroom window – the only one in the whole house without security bars. They were even home at the time! Which shows just how brazen criminals intent on wrongdoing can be.
Just because a window is small doesn’t mean that ‘resourceful’ burglars will be unable to find a way to gain entry. Of course, by installing Crimsafe on all windows, you may also save a criminal considerable embarrassment, such as that suffered by a UK criminal who got stuck halfway through a tiny bathroom window during an attempted housebreaking. The poor homeowner was greeted by quite a sight when he ambled into his bathroom the next morning – it took ten firemen six hours to work the bungling burglar free and he was apparently bullied mercilessly in jail afterwards due to his embarrassing break-in attempt.
What About Your Louvre Windows?
A lot of older homes still have Louvre windows in the toilet or bathroom. Bear in mind that it’s a pretty simple job for a burglar to slide the glass slats out and gain entry into your home. You might have done it yourself once or twice when you’ve forgotten your keys!
Great news! Crimsafe security screens can be used on Louvre windows as well as sliding, hung, fixed or even awning windows. For louvre windows, we simply install a build out, which is essentially a frame for the Crimsafe to secure too, leaving the louvre access room to open and close as normal.
Basically, if you are investing in Crimsafe security screens you should secure your whole home as anyone with intent on gaining entry to your home will search until they find the ‘Achilles’ heel’, which could well be your toilet window!
Installing Crimsafe Throughout Your House
You might think that installing Crimsafe in every room of your house is excessive, but it does mean that you can rest easy knowing there’s no way in, but you can still have Safe-S-Capes in case of emergency giving you an easy and quick exit.
We’re often asked by our customers about the cost of Crimsafe and how doing a whole house isn’t financially possible for everyone. But you don’t have to do it all at once. Many of our loyal Davcon customers will get a few Crimsafe security screens installed each year, slowly securing their whole home in a financially viable way.
As the market leader in security screens, Crimsafe is super-tough and durable. With Crimsafe doors and window screens, no matter the time of day or night, your windows can be open wide and you and your family are highly protected. That means you get fresh air, unobstructed visibility, no mozzies or flies and peace of mind – in every room of your house.