Windows are often used as either an entry or exit route for burglars. Properties with windows left open or unsecured locks are a desired target for the opportunist burglar. There are wireless sensors available that detect movement as soon as a person starts entering via the window.
- Remember to close and lock all your windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes.
- Windows on the ground floor and in accessible areas should be made of toughened glass or doubled glazed.
- Make sure windows are fitted with a good lock appropriate for the window type.
- Avoid leaving valuables, house or car keys near windows.