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Burglar-proof Your Home Without Feeling Trapped

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In South Africa, burglar-proofing a home or office can be quite a daunting task, and with so many options available on the market, it can be quite difficult to decide which route to take. So where do you start? 

Unlike steel burglar bars which, in some cases, cut out up to 30% of natural light, clear burglar bars are completely transparent and allow 100% light transfer through your windows and doors.

Zoe Brentano from SheerGuard SA says the best place to start is with the design of your home or office. She says when it comes to burglar-proofing property, homeowners should consider the important aspects of their space and ask themselves the following questions:

1. Do I enjoy how the sun’s rays illuminate my home?

2. Do I like the natural airflow that runs through my home?

3. Am I conscious about the environmental impact?

4. Do I prefer beautiful, unobstructed views?

5. Do I feel trapped by traditional steel burglar bars?

6. Does my home have a lot of windows and doors?

7. Am I a maintenance-free type person?

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, it would be worth your while to invest in a quality range of clear burglar bars. 

Homeowners can now get a wide range of premium quality clear burglar bars that protect their properties while still affording them the ability to enjoy the outdoors and the warm rays of the sun. 

When it comes to home security, homeowners need to take every factor into consideration so that they can make an educated decision regarding how to protect their families and homes.

Benefits of installing clear burglar bars 

When considering clear burglar bars as a home security option, the key to getting value for your money and correct level of security is to ask the right questions.

1. Unlike steel burglar bars which, in some cases, cut out up to 30% of natural light, clear burglar bars are completely transparent and allow 100% light transfer through your windows and doors. 

2. Due to the 100% optical clarity of these clear burglar bars, your view of the outside world is unobstructed, allowing you to enjoy your surrounding environment to its fullest. 

3. Clear burglar bars turn the term ‘your home is your jail’ in to “your home is your castle”, giving you a sense of freedom and security.

What to consider before installing clear burglar bars

When considering clear burglar bars as a home security option, the key to getting value for your money and correct level of security is to ask the right questions:

1. Are clear burglar bars stronger than steel burglar bars?

There are a few variables to consider when comparing steel burglar bars to clear burglar bars.

A burglar equipped with an angle grinder, hacksaw or bolt cutter can cut through steel burglar bars in the same time it takes to cut through clear burglar bars. In order to counteract this, SheerGuard clear burglar bars are specifically spaced to prevent a hacksaw from going through them, and have a certain amount of flexibility which makes them difficult to break through with tools.

Most steel bar installations are screwed or welded to the steel frame. This is not strong enough - all it takes is a simple twist of the bar with a spanner to break the weld or screw.

Homeowners can now get a wide range of premium quality clear burglar bars that protect their properties while still affording them the ability to enjoy the outdoors and the warm rays of the sun.

An alternate option is to use a pop-rivet, which can easily and quietly be drilled out to remove the steel bar.

Quality clear burglar bars use tamper-proof, industrial grade stainless steel security rivets for installation on all aluminium window applications. Once these rivets have been installed, they cannot be drilled out or removed with regular tooling.

2. What are clear burglar bars made of?

Clear burglar bars are made from the highest quality imported polycarbonate.

Polycarbonate is a substance with a high impact resistance and offers a tensile strength of over three tons, which is stronger than steel.

Due to the strength, flexibility and shatterproof properties of polycarbonate, it is used in high-demand applications such as police riot shields, cockpits for jet fighters, high speed trains, bullet-proofing applications and formula one cars.

3. Do clear burglar bars corrode or deteriorate over time?

Unlike steel bars, clear burglar bars do not rust or corrode when exposed to moisture or natural elements.

SheerGuard’s clear burglar bars are coated with a special UV2 protection which guarantees the bar against UV damage for over 10 years.

4. Are clear burglar bars flexible?

Clear burglar bars are made from a highly flexible material which adds to the strength of the burglar bar. Even though a substantial amount of force can be applied to it by twisting or pulling the bar, it will return to its original position.

Homeowners are advised to hire an experienced installer who has developed the skills to ensure that every clear burglar bar is installed to the correct tension, thereby optimising your safety.

Clear burglar bars are the ideal solution for your safety, and tick all the right boxes when it comes to investing in premium home security without compromising on home aesthetics.

Author: Zoe Brentano from SheerGuard SA

Submitted 26 Apr 16 / Views 824