Best way to secure your home part 2

This is the second part of Best way to secure your home. In this blog post, we will be focusing more on the inside of your home and the house itself. If you missed the previous blog, please feel free to check it out. How can you improve your home security? Part1 – Leukes Builders

Burglar bars

Burglar bars can be installed on the inside or outside of a home window. The burglar bars that are placed outside to serve as a deterrent to potential intruders are the most popular and effective. Just keep in mind that burglar bars can be harmful in an emergency.

In the event of a fire hazard, it might be impossible for occupants or residents to escape. Your home’s installation of burglar bars may result in lower insurance premiums and claim costs. Both homeowners and tenants can benefit from its protection against home invasions and burglaries.

window with burglar bars


  • Fast and easy to install
  • Not the most expensive upgrade
  • Benifit when it comes to home insurance premiums. The cost/claim outcomes
  • Acts as a deterrent to potential intruders


  • Cheaper options not always visually appealing
  • Could limit exit points in the event of a hazard or fire

5 important features of an entrance security gate

Reliability: A trustworthy security gate for a house needs to be made of sturdy steel that has been powder coated to prevent corrosion and wear from the elements of the outside weather.

Durability: When quality is taken into account, an entry gate may be an investment. It should not only offer unbreakable security, but it should also be durable enough to continue performing at the same level every day for a very long time. Routine maintenance will assist in prolonging the lifespan of your security gate.

Security: Keeping trespassers out of your home is the most crucial purpose of an entrance gate. A gate needs to be strong and challenging for anyone attempting to break or gain access through it. The security gate’s lock needs to be of the highest quality.

Usability: You should decide between a solid frame and a trellis gate depending on the location and available space for your security gate. Trellis gates have a special lock that enables them to swing out or fold in. To make the most of the space available, use a trellis gate.

Appearance: There are many options to choose from, despite the initial concern that an entry enclosure gate would make your home appear overly walled in. Gates come in a variety of styles to match any home and sense of style, from custom to traditional and straightforward designs.

trellis sliding door

Sliding Door

Sliding doors are frequently disregarded when discussing home security. There are options for trellis gates that can cover the entire width of a sliding door and that can be folded or collapsed when not in use.

To ensure the sliding door cannot be lifted off its rails to gain access, a push-in pin with a lock and barrel can be added as an additional security feature. These locks are installed at the top of your door, where the stationary glass and sliding glass doors meet when closed.