Over 4% of Australian households have experienced either a break-in, or attempted break-in during the last 12 months. That equates to over 400,000 break-in events nationally in a single year.
And burglaries don’t just occur at night, they often occur during the day when the occupants are not at home. Above all, burglars enter homes through windows or balcony or terrace doors and it is precisely here where many burglary attempts are foiled by the right security technology. If the burglar fails to enter within a very short time, they quickly start looking for another building. So it is always worth your while to invest in modern security measures. Not least of all, security also means reassurance and living quality.
Safe windows and doors can be fitted with a range of options including special safety or security glazing, burglar resistant frames and fittings and additional locks or grilles. Depending on your individual security needs, you can choose from a range of resistance classes between RC 1 and RC 6, although for most domestic scenarios the resistance classes RC 1 and RC 2 prove adequate.
Protecting yourself and your home begins with very straightforward actions. Close all windows and doors, even when you are out for a short time only. Never leave the windows in the tilted or ventilating position – not even on higher floors. Many burglaries are opportunistic and can be invited when available garden furniture or ladders make it easier for them to gain access.
Explain your specific window security requirements to your Kömmerling window fabricator who will be happy to advise you on the right solution. Bear in mind: Only proper installation ensures full protection against forced entry.