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Increasing the Security of Vinyl Windows

Posted by chipster_2007 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 2, 13 at 9:10

I am not sure if this is the right forum for this question but... is there anyway of increasing the security on a vinyl window besides the vent lock. It seems a rather flimsy device and since I am located on the first floor of a big city, I would like to decrease the likelihood of someone being able to break in through these windows. Any advice greatly appreciated.

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RE: Increasing the Security of Vinyl Windows

Laminated glass.

RE: Increasing the Security of Vinyl Windows

Best thing you can do on the cost effective side would be to apply some sort of noise emitting device and some security switches and stickers.

RE: Increasing the Security of Vinyl Windows

Sorry, but I am more concerned with the lifting of the window and an intruder getting in, not broken glass. Should have been more specific. Is there an type of modification I can make to the window, window frame that would deter this? Stickers and motion sensor are a decent start. Thanks

RE: Increasing the Security of Vinyl Windows

You might look into a barrel bolt type set up. I have seen them designed for you situation as well and will look for the link shortly.

RE: Increasing the Security of Vinyl Windows

You could add window locks on your windows if you want to increase security. If you want to take the security of your windows a notch higher, install window frosting on them. It will prevent people outside from viewing what’s inside your home.

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