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Do Window Grilles Deter Burglars?

On our blog, we’ve discussed how high-quality gates, railings and fencing can all play an important role in bolstering home security. As we head further into 2024, it’s clear that many homeowners are making improvements to their gardens and driveways while keeping security at the forefront of their minds – and it makes perfect sense.

In the year ending March 2023, there were 191,490 police-recorded home burglaries across England and Wales. When you consider these stats whilst keeping in mind that some studies show 40 per cent of crimes go unreported, it’s clear every home security upgrade can be a worthwhile investment. Window grilles may not be the first home security deterrent to come to mind for many homeowners, but we’re likely to see their rising popularity grow even more.

Retractable security gate providing security to the front door of a residential home


Do you need retractable security gates and window bars?

Whether your property has been targeted by burglars in the past, you’re concerned about the crime occurring in your local area, or you want to make your home even safer than it already is, having retractable security gates and window bars installed can be a fine option. Today’s window grilles are designed to blend with your home’s aesthetics, providing privacy and security without compromising your home’s character and overall appearance.

Whether your patio door is particularly vulnerable, or you’re looking to deter burglars and bolster your home’s defence, there are plenty of strong, durable and reliable security solutions available. The mere presence of security grilles can discourage burglars from attempting a break-in. Opportunistic and sophisticated burglars will see instantly that the property is well-protected, and if you combine window grilles with other measures such as alarms, CCTV cameras, gates and motion sensor lighting, you’ll be reducing the risk of being burgled.


Are window grilles designed for commercial settings?

Historically, you would only see window grilles placed in shops, and they undoubtedly play a crucial role across various industries, including retail, warehousing, logistics, leisure and hospitality. That said, window grille manufacturers are placing more focus on the residential sector than they ever have previously, producing high-quality, attractive window grilles that turn your house into a fort! At Metal Gates Direct, we supply a diverse range of retractable security gates, collapsible grilles and window bars to commercial and residential sectors.

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It pays to protect vulnerable points

As we’ve touched on above, windows and doors can be vulnerable to opportunistic and organised criminals. The majority of all burglaries occur through doors and windows. In fact, more than three-quarters of burglaries occur through doors, and 1 in 7 burglars walk right in through an unlocked door! Therefore, windows and doors, particularly those situated on the ground floor or obscured from public view, represent some of the most susceptible points of entry into a home, so what’s going to be a better deterrent than security grilles? As a physical barrier, they fortify vulnerable points, which in turn will give you and your loved ones total peace of mind. That said, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to deterring burglars, and it’s always best to consider any security upgrade carefully, whilst paying attention to your overall home security.


How can Metal Gates Direct help you?

At Metal Gates Direct, we provide high-quality and practical solutions for homeowners and businesses at affordable prices. We’re focused on your needs, so whether that’s maximising security, adding value to your home, keeping your children and pets as safe as can be, or improving privacy, we can guide you through the best solutions. If you have any questions about the products you’ve seen on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us today.


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