Monday, June 23, 2008

Why Your Bay Windows May Be Attractive To Thieves

Bay windows have become an increased target for burglars. The side windows on the bay normally have only one center lock. If the window is a wood frame then it is susceptible to being pried open with a crow bar. Vinyl bay windows are also easily opened because of the single center lock mechanism. Burglars will break the window glass to get to the latch: which they will open and climb inside. These side windows rarely have night lashes which prevent the window from being raised past a certain height. The best method of protecting a bay window is to pin the window with specialty locks or add window contacts to a monitored alarm system.

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