More than 1 out of every 5 homes is broken into through a ground-floor window. That makes window protect a key element in your defense against intruders. Window security locks can make it more difficult for a intruder to break into your home.

Secure sash frame windows. These are the most common windows, along with double hung windows. Both can be protected by pin locks that are drilled through the bottom of the top sash and aligned with the bottom sash, so that both are secured.

Other Window Protection Outside Security Locks

Use stronger panels. That can mean vinyl, tempered glass or even polycarbonate. Tempered glass, for example, is 5 times stronger than regular glass.

Use highly visible warning decals. These are a great idea even if you don’t have an alarm system or a vicious dog in the home

Consider an alarm. There are many simple, inexpensive systems that trigger an alarm of some sort if the connection between connections on windows is broken, which can only happen if the window is being opened or tampered with.