Safety and Security

Window Security: Preventative Measures

According to 2012 National Data, about one-third of total burglaries committed in the United States are no-force entries in which the burglar entered through an unlocked door or window.

There are simple preventative measures that can help strengthen window and door security in the home. Whenever you are out or when you are sleeping, remember to lock your windows and doors. When not using windows and doors to ventilate the house, keep them closed to discourage intruders.


Quality Window Locks and Hardware

Lessen the potential of forced entry with high quality locks and hardware. Consider patio doors and windows with a multiple point locking system.

In case of an emergency, your windows and patio doors can act as additional exists. Fatal fires can occur at night while people are sleeping so develop an emergency escape plan for your family beforehand.


Window Opening Control Devices

When opening windows for ventilation, open windows that small children and pets cannot easily reach. Keep furniture away from windows so a child cannot easily climb on them to reach the opening. Screens are designed to provide ventilation and help keep insects from entering the home. They are not designed to prevent falls.

Milgard offers a factory-installed Window Opening Control Device that meet the ASTM F2090-10 standard for limiting the window sash opening to less than 4”, helping to prevent dangerous falls.

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SecurityMax™ Package

Our most advanced security and multi-point locking system, exclusively for V400 Tuscany® Series sliding patio doors. It includes the innovative SmartTouch® Bolt, a fully integrated, easy-to-use steel bolt that secures your door firmly into the top frame with the flip of a lever. The lock is activated with a single motion of the door handle, engaging four locking points and securing the door in the top frame, bottom track and at the handle. You can also let in fresh air while keeping the door in locked and vented position.