The US Department of Justice released a report entitled “Victimization During Household Burglary”, which found that, over a five year period, an estimated 3.7 million burglaries occurred each year on average.
In 28% of these crimes, a household member was present during the burglary, and in 7% of these crimes a household member experienced violent victimization.
When a criminal decides to target your home, the most important feature of your security system should be a physical barrier to entry.
A burglary that involves an attack or threat of an attack is no longer classified as a property crime or theft; it becomes a personal crime (rape/sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated assault). The key to preventing this type of violent victimization is with a physical barrier to entry.
A physical barrier keeps the bad guys outside and you and your loved ones safe inside. If you happen to be home when a would-be intruder is attempting to gain entry to your property, this barrier to entry gives you time to react by calling the police and implementing other measures.
This entry door looks strong, yet offers only a false sense of security. Burglars routinely enter with one kick and are in a home in less than 10 seconds.
The only thing holding this door, and almost every other residential door out there, in place is a thin piece of pine in the jamb, which virtually explodes inward with even a modest amount of force.
There are a myriad of solutions out there, including purchasing a new reinforced prehung security door, but we have designed our security screens to allow you to exponentially increase security while keeping your existing doors in place.
In the photo below, you can see our screens installed on both the door and the windows, so this homeowner can enjoy the cool summer breeze while maintaining a safe and virtually impenetrable barrier to entry.
These are no ordinary screens, even though they look like a typical insect screen. Our security screens are made at our Riot Glass® factory in Los Angeles and are as tough as nails.
(See video at the bottom of this post where we put security screens to the test.)
Our security screens feature black powder-coated stainless mesh with a 10-year coating warranty. This marine grade, high-tensile mesh is highly resistant to slashing, kicking, and other types of attacks, making it a virtually impenetrable barrier to traditional forced entry attempts.
Surrounding the powder-coated mesh, our door and window screens all have maximum strength aluminum security framing. These frames are built to stand up against forced entry attempts using crowbars and other tools to try and pry open the screens.
Our custom door and window screens also feature a “jimmy-proof” three-point latching system. This is the icing on the cake when it comes to foiling would-be intruders’ forced entry attempts and keeping the screens securely in place between you and the bad guys.
Many clients choose security screens in addition to other security measures such as alarm systems and surveillance cameras. This is an excellent way to ensure you have the three most important ingredients for success in thwarting a would-be burglar or home invasion robber.
The security screens act as a barrier to entry, the alarm will alert police so they are on the way, and the cameras record the event, helping you to better understand what happened after the fact, and often leading to the identification and eventual apprehension of suspects.
We always recommend that our clients implement a variety of security solutions to protect themselves, their homes, and their loved ones. There’s no one-size-fits all approach to home security, but by combining different measures you can guarantee a high level of safety.
Security screens utilize powder coated stainless steel mesh and exquisite craftsmanship to thwart this determined bad guy.