Windows are often used as either an entry or exit route for burglars. Properties with windows left open or unsecured locks are a desired target for the opportunist burglar.


  • Remember to close and lock all your windows, even if you are only going out for a few minutes.
  • Windows on the ground floor and in accessible areas should be made of toughened glass or doubled glazed.
  • Make sure windows are fitted with a good lock appropriate for the window type.
  • Avoid leaving valuables, house or car keys near windows.

Double glazed windows

Single glazed windows