How to secure sliding windows

The windows are the most common entry point for a burglar, as they may be overlooked or left open. A thief who really knows his stuff can go through a closed window yanking to break an old or damaged lock, or removing it from its rails. Luckily, there are other ways to ensure the windows sliding your house, in addition to normal locks. You’ll never be too careful when it comes to your home and family.


  1. Careful with screws inserted metal plates at intervals of 6 inches (15 centimeters) on the top rail of the window, while closed.
  2. Tighten the screws so that the window passes over them when you slide it open. The screws prevent someone can get your window rail.
  3. Measure the length of the rail that is exposed at the bottom when the window is closed and subtract 2 inches (5 centimeters) to this measure.
  4. Cut a pin that measure and insert into the bottom rail when the window is closed. Thus, the window cannot be opened, even if you are uninsured.
  5. Replaces ordinary glass or tempered glass by plastic, which are much more resistant to breaking.
  6. Add an extra level of security to the windows of installing addition to the precautions already named, case for basement windows. The windows of the basement are tempting targets, since they can be opened without the owner’s knowledge.
  7. As an extra safety measure, install motion sensors around your home, which will turn on when someone approaches the access points.

Tips and Warnings

  • In addition to these precautions, you should check the locks on your windows regularly to ensure they are not damaged or need to be replaced.
  • Make a security system that alerts the police locally if an entry is forced, as an effective way of protecting your home.