Safe home for holidays. Anti-theft windows./ 09.07.2018
Safe home for holidays. Anti-theft windows.
The time of holidays is mainly a time of rest and relaxation... not for everyone. While family members leave the walls of their four corners to go on a summer vacation, thieves rubs their hands. The time of holiday trips is perfect for burglaries. Thus we should do everything to make life more difficult for robbers.
Anti-burglary window: what does it mean?
The term “anti-burglary window” can be a bit confusing, as no windows and doors provides 100% insurmountable barrier. “RC” resistance class defines how the window protects against burglary attempts, implemented by the European standard PN-EN 1627. Burglary resistance classes tell how long a partition resists attacks with specific tools.
resignation from burglary
Kwithstand attack methods with powerful tools, by well prepared and experienced burglars, who have a plan of action and do not give up under the influence of passing minutes. RC4 to RC6 classes are used in buildings with an increased risk of burglary.
How is the anti-theft window built?
The basic elements are as in standard windows. However, special fittings are necessary, anti-burglary windows and door handles that are secured against unauthorised opening.
The penetration of the window is usually achieved by outbalancing, which is why the hardware that protects against breaking the sash from the frame is so important. The correct fitting mechanism should include the so-called mushroom bolts, which – when closed – lock in the hooks on the frame
number of mushroom bolts dependent on type of window construction and dimensions
With anti-burglary glass, breaking is a real challenge. Anti-burglary window glass units, just like the whole windows, are divided into classes (based on the difficulty of breaking). The detailed discussion is presented in the article: Safety first – safety glazing.
Anti-burglary windows alone do not ensure the safety of the house and belongings during the summer holidays. You should also think about the right entrance door (we recommend the article on Anti-burglary door –everything you need to know!), a good garage door, and external blinds. The alarm and kind neighbours will also be a good idea.