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Daily Watch Notes 03312017 to 04032017 & Burglar Proofing Your Windows

Happy Monday Folks!

Hopefully, everyone’s Monday is off to a good start. We had some activity this weekend in the command. Please see below.

1 Auto Theft due to Warm Up – 8100 blk of Wyoming

10 Auto Thefts – 8500 blk of Bellehaven, 3900 blk of Montgomery, 7500 blk of Montgomery, 4400 blk of McLeod, 3300 blk of Girard, 7100 blk of Louisiana, 2900 blk of Wisconsin, 4700 blk of Montgomery, 9000 blk of Shoshone, 2300 blk of Kimo

Of these Auto Thefts, to include the Warm Up, six of them were recovered and officers arrested offenders of two of them.

12 Auto Burglaries – 7600 blk of Pan American Fwy x2, 2300 blk of Cardenas, 5900 blk of Elmwood, 2700 blk of Richmond, 2800 blk of San Pedro, 9100 blk of Indian School, 4700 blk of Lumber, 4700 blk of Cutler, 9100 blk of Montgomery, 2100 blk of Louisiana, 4100 blk of Cutler

Points of Entry – broken windows, unlocked doors.

Items Taken – laptops, backpacks, cash, IDs, purses, suitcases, check stubs, drivers licenses, birth certificates, tax information, iPads.

8 Residential Burglaries – 3000 blk of Indiana, 7800 blk of Prospect, 8100 blk of Florence, 1400 blk of Lester, 4000 blk of Montgomery, 2800 blk of Sierra, 8100 blk of Bart Ct, 4000 blk of Hilton

Points of Entry – open garage doors, unlocked doors, rear windows

Items Taken – gardening tools, power tools, iPads, gift cards, laptops, jewelry

Burglar Proofing Windows

Courtesy of: http://crimepreventiontips.org/home-safety/how-to-burglar-proof-your-windows.html

Some good ideas on ways to properly burglar proof your windows.

In Addition to Glass…
Wrought Iron can be put over all the home windows in your house. This makes it difficult for a burglar to access. Even if they have the ability to damage the glass, there is no way to press in through metal. The downside is that some individuals really feel the steel bars make their house look more like a jail in comparison to a residence. Some don’t want to feel that for the sake of prevention, they feel like they’ve committed a crime.

There are also laminated films that can be put over a window. The films bond to make them virtually impregnable. In addition, the film is clear so the glass will remain almost totally transparent. An intruder won’t likely recognize the glass is shielded till they attempt to damage it.

Reinforced Glass
An additional option to burglar proof your windows is to utilize glass that is solid good enough to endure harsh pressure. Some glass panes are even bullet resistant, so a single discharge from most weapons will not break them. This kind of glass might be more than you need and can be really pricey, but there are other selections.

Some glass contains thick wires all throughout, making it both decorative and practical. Burglars will certainly recognize that this will not be a simple home window to get in through. After damaging the glass, the wires will still be intact, and would have to be cut just before access is feasible. Most will likely pass on a window like this because making it through them would be difficult and time consuming and increase risk of being seen.

Glass that is toughened up has been put in an extremely warm oven and then immediately chilled. This is done to bring the glass to a melting point, and then freeze it back into a strong item, which makes it stronger. Tempered glass is far more resilient than regular glass panes, and really hard to break. A thief could not smash it with regular tools of the criminal profession, and will almost surely have a tendency to surrender and go on to a much easier target.

Windows do not need to be made from glass. Plexiglass appears like the actual thing, yet is actually constructed of a thick plastic. While it is clear so it gives the illusion of being a normal home window, intruders will discover it is difficult to break.

Moving Widows
Some residences have glass that slide open on a track. Intruders may find it simple to gain access in with these windows, so it is vital to protect them. By installing latches, such as those discovered in a “Casement Window” you make them much tougher to open. Not impossible, but tougher and that’s what you are looking for- deterrence. You can likewise find bolts and securing pins and window thumb locks for gliding home windows as well as wooden dowels for placement in the tracks. These have the upside of being very quick to install and remove without tools.

Guaranteeing your home windows are burglar proof is an important activity for every property owner, however it is necessary to keep in mind that you could have to use the glass as an escape route during a fire or various other emergency situation. See to it you have the capacity to get out via a home window quickly if you need to.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE YOUR HOME FORT KNOX IN ORDER TO PROTECT IT. JUST REMEMBER TO HARDEN THE TARGET!