How to secure windows and patio doors?

Author: jenzo

Securing windows and patio doors is important because in 75% of all cases this is the preferred entry-point of a building – simply because it is the weakest point on the building envelope.
So what is the best security solution for my window and patio door?
Basically the windows and patio door can be secured with mechanical and/or electronic devices. A mechanical device is most likely a lock and the electronic device is e.g. a Shock Detector or Magnet contact.
Mechanical devices will strengthen the mechanical properties of a window or patio door and electronic devices will trigger an alarm in the event of an intrusion.
Both electronic and mechanical devices are preventive for intrusion – the burglar needs more time to break in (mechanical) and the electronic device will trigger an alarm (electronic).
Also electronic and mechanical devices will be of use once the burglar has succeeded getting access to the interior of the building because the alarm will limit the time spend in the building and the mechanical devices (locks) will block the escape routes and exit routes.
Can we exclude one from the other? In other words, why have both mechanical and electronic devices installed?
If no electronic devices is integrated then you will not get an alarm. The burglar will have more time to intrude and also the burglar will have plenty of time to create escape routes, search for goods and create exit routes for larger goods.
What about a window and patio door with only electronic devices installed?
In this case the burglar will use less effort to intrude and less effort to create escape routes. The time to spend in the building is still limited, but the burglar will have more time finding goods because using precious time to create escape routes is not needed.
Secuyou believes that the best security solution is an installation with both mechanical and electronic devices!
Secuyou develops and manufactures electronic locks with a build-in Shock Detector and Magnet contact. The Shock detector will trigger an alarm prior to the intrusion – that is before the burglar succeeds getting access to interior of the building. And the integrated magnet can detect an actual intrusion.

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