Home invasions can be very traumatic experiences. You come home expecting the safety and security of home to be intact, only to find out someone has violated that trust. You find a window broken and valuables missing. After the initial shock, you now have to take action.
Of course there are the usual things like taking inventory of what is missing. Hopefully everything was insured. That means you need to contact your insurance company and inform them, after calling the police. Everything needs to be documented and recorded.
It is good if you can stay positive and think clearly. If you were wise enough to have a list of your valuables, then share that with the police. They will keep an eye out at all the local pawn shops in the area to see if anything on your list turns up.
After the appropriate calls have been made and everyone who needs to see the crime scene is finished with it, then you need to take care of that broken window and secure the home once again. It is time to call Glass Express to come to secure that window.
Glaziers do many things that deal with glass, but in the case of residential homes, they deal mainly with things like –
• Window Replacement
• Bathtub Enclosures
• Shower Doors
• Display Cases
and more. On commercial projects they install things like heavy, decorative, and etched security windows or room dividers. They sometimes do the work of replacing storefront windows at banks, auto dealerships, supermarkets, and places like that.
It is a proven fact that over half of all burglaries involve the burglars gaining access through windows. Many people are surprised after the fact, at how easily their home was broken into. Even if you believe they are safe, burglars have many ways to thwart your security.
Good glaziers will advise you to utilize the following to better secure your windows –
(1). Put in Window Snap-Lock – (wooden framed windows).
(2). Laminated Glass – (float glass or single glazed glass needs lamination. Double or triple glazing gives you more protection).
(3). Sash Jammer – (This type of lock with secure 2 window frames on a sash window together, keeping them from being opened from the outside. It reinforces your lock and the frame becomes a stopper).
(4). Lockable Window Handles – (This locking mechanism is located inside your window handle itself. It keeps windows secure eliminating risk of any outside interference).
Expert glaziers can repair your window to a state of security you didn’t have before. They can advise you on all the precautions you should take regarding other windows in your home as well, to keep this from happening to you again.