How to Make Your Basement Windows More Secure

How to Secure Your Basement Windows

July 26, 2021 by

The entire perimeter of your home must be secured if you are to safeguard the property completely. However, there is one area that you might have failed to consider within your security alarm system review. Your basement windows can offer intruders a simple entranceway to the home. 

To help ensure comprehensive protection for the years ahead, we’re offering this guide to securing your basement windows.

Keep the Windows Well-Lit

Make sure that your home basement windows are well-lit from the exterior of the home. To light the area, you might use motioned triggered lights. These lights will shine brightly the moment an intruder triggers the sensor. So you can then be aware if there’s a potential threat to the basement of your home.

Improve Visibility

Although lighting is one key factor to securing your basement windows, another critical element is ensuring that the windows are fully visible. Many make the mistake of trying to hide their basement windows with shrubs and other landscaping elements, but this can give potential criminals an advantage as they hide behind them to enter the home. Try to remove all shrubbery and other obstacles near your basement windows. Criminals will be less likely to use this entry point when they know they can be easily seen.

Remove Nearby Furniture

One consideration many homeowners fail to make when evaluating the security of their basement windows is the potential use of furniture once an assailant is inside the home. Furniture such as couches and futons can allow criminals to safely enter the property by breaking their fall once they get inside. Try to remove any furniture from the area to make the access point less enticing.

Ensure All Window Locks Are Working Perfectly

The locks to your basement windows might have been installed many years ago. You should ensure they are still in optimal working condition. Take the time to go to each window and test its locking mechanism. This can be a simple process but will give you an extra level of protection should an intruder try to force the window open. 

You may also consider upgrading the locks on the windows if they are an older design. The newest folding hinge locks and key sash locks offer the highest level of security for basement windows.

Install Motion Detection Systems

The use of motion detection systems in the basement space is a great way to prevent intruder access to the property. Our team at CSP, for example, can install motion detection technology that immediately alerts both the homeowner and local authorities to a break-in within the home via a smart security alarm system. 

Not only will this provide you with peace of mind in knowing the local authorities are on their way, but it will also mean the intruder immediately knows they are about to be apprehended. They will then usually leave the property to avoid law enforcement. 

Keep All Valuables Out of Sight

An intruder is more likely to take the risk and enter your home if they see that you’ve left jewelry and other valuables out in the open. Try keeping valuables such as jewelry and technology out of sight when not in use. Use nearby storage areas to keep the high-value items safe. 

Install Window Grates

For that extra level of basement window protection, consider installing window grates. The grates prevent the intruder from being able to access the window. This means they’re then unable to make their way inside. 

Install Exterior Wi-Fi Cameras

Cutting-edge security can keep you in control even if you’re several hours’ drive away from home. You might find that you worry about the property when you’re gone for several days. Turning to experts such as CSP security alarm systems is the best way to ensure full protection for your basement space. We can install Wi-Fi cameras that offer a clear line-of-sight to your home’s basement. You’ll be alerted when someone tries to enter the basement window via our smart outdoor cameras. When you choose our Smart Secure + Video package, your home network is designed to instantly connect with your mobile device, as well as local authorities, to ensure the complete protection of your family home. 

Canadian Security Professionals Is Your Trusted Source for Window Protection

Our experienced team at Canadian Security Professionals offers expertise in designing, installing, and maintaining security technology. We employ the leading local security experts to craft custom solutions to your home requirements. Our clients trust us because we offer the following:

Cutting-Edge Security Technology

Whether you’re searching for a simple home security camera to protect your home’s basement windows or a fully integrated smart home solution, we can build and install the perfect security system. We work with the very best manufacturers in the security field and only utilize the highest quality tools to make our secure networks. You’ll be protected around the clock when you choose a Canadian Security Professionals product.

Quick Response to Service Questions

When you need to speak with a security expert, we can respond at a moment’s notice to ensure you have the information you need to make an effective decision. Our trained team has a comprehensive background in security. We can answer any technical question you might have and advise you about the right solution for your property. 

Systems That Make Your Life Safer and Easier

Each of the tools and services we offer is designed to work in full collaboration with modern smart home technology. This not only ensures that your home is safe from today’s threats but also makes your life easier when protecting the home. We offer the latest smart locks, smart light bulbs, thermostats, and smart garage door controls to ensure the full suite of smart technology is ready for your use.

Basement window protection systems can help secure your home for the long term. This equipment is most effective when it’s installed as part of a comprehensive smart home security system. 

For more information on our basement window protection solutions, as well as our full range of customized home security products, call Canadian Security Professionals at 877-494-9911 or contact us here.

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