Home Security & Safety Tips : Making Window Security Bars

Home Security & Safety Tips : Making Window Security Bars


Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village.
In this video clip I will showing you how to secure windows. This particular house has
some basement windows that are located right above ground level. The way that these windows
open is that they slide to one side. If someone were to try and get into your house, this
would be an easy entry point. The way to secure these type of windows, first of all you want
to measure the opening. I’ve got about 29 inches. I am going to take my measurement
and cut a scrap piece of wood to my 29 inch mark. Next I am going to place that board in the
opening where that window would slide. This time when I try and open my window, it is
going to get caught on that board. It only opens a little way until that board catches.
This will really help prevent someone from opening it from the outside. You may also
want to do this with a window located off of a deck.

13 Replies to “Home Security & Safety Tips : Making Window Security Bars”

  1. i would leave a little extra space so it can be pried out easily in case of a fire, just like one extra centimeter more would be good i think. bugscreens should help keep squirrels and rats etc. out, and these screens should be easy to remove in case of fire too

  2. Just been watching a window security test vidio of a guy tring to break into a window im thinking if hes going to spend that abount of effort trying to break the window off why not just smash it! wiuld be quicker and quieter

  3. @zazw3 ..Because these days you can get shatter resist windows fairly easy, but if you don't have them it just makes too much noise and attracts to much attention. I'm definitely gonna notice if tries to brake my window but a siding indoor window-grill is actually the answer to all that.

  4. THIS IS A TOTALLY USELESS VIDEO. WHERE IS DA WINDOW SECURITY BAR ???? PUTTING A PLANK OF WOOD ON DA SLOT IS ONLY A COMMON SENSE THINKING AND NOT A SECURITY FEATURE !!! VID. TITLE CLEARLY STATED WINDOWS SECURITY BAR BUT THIS IS NOT THE CASE. USELESS VIDEO MADE BY KIDS !!!!

  5. Someone got in my place using this method. I, too, mistakenly thought one inch was too little to get in but he was able to push the TOP of the window aside to crack the bottom of the frame and get in anyway. THIS IS NOT A SAFE METHOD!

  6. Ok but how do you make wood? People have told me playboy in the past but i still havent figured how they get wood from them, mine always ends up as a wet noodle, even after using moisturizer.. its not like wood just grows on trees or nothing..

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