When it comes to the safety and security of a home, doors and windows are arguably the most important aspects. Security screens maximize security, improve airflow and ventilation, offer unhindered views, provide protection, and reduce electric bills. As the strongest on the market, here’s everything you need to know about Crimsafe security screens.
Surprising Home Burglary Facts
On average, over 1 million burglaries occur in the United States each year. Out of 1.7 million home burglaries in 2017, almost half a million incidences took place during the day. Most burglars assume that inhabitants will not be home during the day, and thus opt to commit their criminal activity during this time of day. In fact, most home burglaries take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
75% of homes in the U.S. will be broken into in the next 20 years. With the use of predictive analytics, SafeAtLast determined that in the next 20 years, a jaw-dropping 75% of all homes in the country will be broken into by a burglar, regardless of neighborhood. The good news is that homeowners can take steps to secure their home and minimize risk.
The top three most vulnerable entry points of homes are doors, windows, and garages. Knowing these places can help homeowners take preemptive actions to keep their homes safe and secure.
Crimsafe Screens Maximize Security
Crimsafe security screens are made of Tensile-Tuff 304 structural-grade stainless steel mesh that has been extensively tested and proven. Crimsafe and competitor security screens have been comparatively tested for their ability to withstand the force someone could apply in an attempted break-in. In these tests, Crimsafe security screens exceeded industry standards and far outperformed the competition.
Likewise, the strength of Crimsafe security screens is incredibly affective at keeping children and pets inside. The patented stainless-steel mesh is 26% thicker than other security screens on the market, making it nearly impossible for pets to scratch through. Crimsafe provides peace of mind that loved ones—both humans and furry friends—are safe indoors.
Improve Airflow, Ventilation and Natural Light
Adequate ventilation can do wonders for homes and health. Security screens are a great solution to allow lots of fresh air to enter living spaces without compromising security. Leave main doors and windows open while at home, making the most of natural light and fresh air, with the comfort of knowing Crimsafe products shield against unwanted visitors.
Offer Unhindered Views
The major drawback of traditional security measures, such as heavy bars or grilles, is the obstructed view. Crimsafe security screens are so strong, they bring back the views without sacrificing a shred of functionality. Correspondingly, homeowners can maintain feelings of open space and unhindered views.
Provide Protection from Storms, Wildfires, and More
In the U.S., all kinds of storms such as hurricanes, wildfires, and more wreak havoc on homes and communities. Crimsafe security screens are designed to provide protection from these elements and eliminate the need for additional protective coverings. High strength screens paired with impact resistant framing doubles as a barrier to wind and fire debris.
Featuring a unique ‘build-out’ installation, Crimsafe Hurricane Debris Screens offer greater protection against storm-driven debris from wind gusts up to 150mph. In addition, these screens also act as a barrier for hail and other wind-borne debris, to protect glass windows and doors from breaking.
Crimsafe has also tested its security screens to meet the highest levels of brushfire protection. Lastly, they block out 59% of radiant flames and heat, slowing down the spread of fire from one floor to another, or to neighborhood buildings.
Protect From Insects and Pests
Sealing off homes from invasive insects is no easy feat. Some homeowners refuse to open their windows altogether for fear of pesky bugs. In consequence, many homeowners never get to fully enjoy those sublime summer nights or a cool breeze on a stifling hot summer day.
Naturally, it is important to keep out unwanted critters. However, sealing doors closed entirely isn’t the only option. Crimsafe security screens are specially designed to protect homes from unwelcome guests of all shapes and sizes, including the smallest, but most annoying creatures of all.
Reduce Electric Bills
Finally, Crimsafe security screens come with the added benefit of conserving energy and money. According to Energy Research conducted by the University Of Calgary, windows and doors are the largest contributors to heat gain and loss.
Crimsafe’s Tensile-Tuff stainless steel mesh blocks up to 53% of solar heat gain and 62% of UV rays, keeping homes significantly cooler in the summer. During the winter months, these security screens also help stop heat from escaping, keeping homes warmer. This means less reliance on air conditioning and heating, effectively saving money on electric bills.
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Get started securing your home and protecting your loved ones. Fill out our online form to request your free in-home or virtual consultation today! And remember, if it’s not Crimsafe, it’s not criminal safe.