Putting locks on your windows and doors may seem like you are being paranoid, but in all reality you are just being cautious. You never know when someone may try to break into your home while you are gone, or even at night when you are sleeping. Using the locks that come with the doors
and windows and even adding extra locks on windows and doors can provide an additional feeling of safety, allowing you to feel more comfortable at home.
Provided Locks on Windows and Doors
All doors and windows come with locks; there are few, if any, that don’t. They may not be the strongest locks that you can buy, but they still work as locks. They work even better if you actually use them.
There is nothing a burglar likes more than a house with unlocked windows and doors. By not locking your windows and doors, you make it easy for them to get into your home without making any noise or exerting any additional effort. This means that no one will hear them trying to break in and no one will call the police because they were never even noticed.
It can also mean that they can get into your home at night, while you are asleep, and you would never even know they were there until it was too late.
Additional Locks on Windows and Doors
We all know that you can add extra locks to doors. You can add chain locks, extra deadbolts and even locks that lock into the floor. Adding extra locks on a door will not only make it harder for a burglar to get in your home, just the fact that they can see that there are extra locks (deadbolt) will deter them from trying to break in.
For windows, if the lock that came with them no longer works or you would just feel better with an additional lock on the window, just like with doors, there are additional locks that you can buy. There are window locks that use a locking pin to prevent a double-hung window from being raised. There are also locks that are put on the track that will stop a window from being slid open (these locks can just screw down or can require a key to be released).
Regardless of which ones you add, you will enjoy knowing that there is extra security to your home provided by the extra locks on windows and doors. To learn more about your options, schedule a free in-home consultation with a Renewal by Andersen team member today!