Tips for Installing Burglar Bars

Burglar Bars are a simple, low-tech home security solution for the every-day man. In this blog post we will be discussing tips and tricks for choosing and installing Burglar Bars.

In a country where home invasions are, sadly, a common occurrence, burglar bars act as a deterrent for burglars and therefore offer a sense of relief and safety.  We here at Xpanda, believe that burglar bars are an effective method to establishing high safety measures for homeowners in South Africa.

Measure, measure and measure again

If you are installing your own burglar bars it is essential that you measure your windows correctly

Do not measure the window itself. Instead, measure between the inside edges of the frame of the window. To measure accurately note the following

1.     HEIGHT: From the inside top to the inside bottom of the frame.

2.     WIDTH: From the inside left to the inside bottom right of the frame.

If you are hesitant about DIY security, call a security specialist

Consider your neighbourhood

There are different types of burglar guards available depending on the security risk in your area and choose the product that will optimise your security. 

Aesthetic Considerations 

Installing burglar bars helps you protect yourself and your family, but you do not want to sacrifice the aesthetic of your home in order to do so. Thankfully, today’s burglar bars come in different forms which but not just protect but also boost the beauty of your own windows. 

We have a wide range of burglar bars LINK to suit your home including Clear Vision guards. Our Clear Vision guards are a transparent burglar guard and are constructed from polycarbonate sheets with a special UV protection. They are impact resistant, offering the similar protection to standard steel burglar bars. Clear Vision guards suitable for both wood and aluminium windows. 

Install Them Inside 

The crucial safety release mechanism installs between the bar and the anchor point in the wall. When you install the bars on the exterior of your home, it puts the safety mechanism in reach of anyone passing by.

We have has been manufacturing burglar bars since 1974 and are recommended by the police and the insurance industry as key to keeping criminals behind bars. 

Explore our range of burglar bars and maximize your home security today.


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