Window security is often over looked by home owners and business owners, until there is a break in. In may affluent areas you seldom see window security bars, but take drive through any working class neighbourhood or downtown core and you will see them.
Window security bars for home and businesses alike can be found at most big box retailers. They are a fairly inexpensive way to protect against forced entry or breaking a window to gain access to your premises.
*Note, if you instal any type of window security bars on your home, make sure that the product you choose has a quick release system accessible from the inside of your home. These bars may help keep crooks out, but they also can impeded an escape in the case of an emergency, such as a fire.
Security bars are obviously mounted on the inside of the premises for maximum deterrent.
Small business owners that have large display windows may want to consider having custom made, generally these will exceed the home standard for security bars. They will be custom fitted and installed by professionals adding peace of mind. Some commercial manufactures/installers offer ornamental security bars to increase the aesthetic look, while providing maximum protection against smash and grab merchandise theft as well as breaking and entering. Keep in mind these may be more expensive than what is available to the average consumer, but they usually come with a better warranty as well!
If you have the budget these type of manufactures will also install security bars on your residence. The decorative aspect is not limited to business alone and can be used to enhance the security of any residential window that is on the first floor of any home!
If you are concerned about the security of your windows, security bars are on the job 24/7!