How to install security bars on your windows. Since in general are out of sight of the neighbors or hidden behind shrubs, basement windows are an easy entry point for thieves. Replacing the standard window glass with unbreakable polycarbonate (Plexiglas), cutting bushes and having strong locks on the windows will help prevent tickets. However, the best way to prevent theft is to install safety bars (bars) in the windows of your basement.


  1. Consider how you want your safety bars are. You can buy custom security bars or opt for adjustable grills available for your hardware store or home.
  2. Determine where you want to place your safety bars. Want to be able to open your windows, so if your basement windows open inward, the bars located between the frame and the window. If your window slides could put bars on the inside of the window and still be able to open it.
  3. Measure the opening of your window and buy bars or guards of appropriate size. Locate the safety bars on the window opening and will mark where the screw adjusters. Punch holes in the window frame for the installation of the bars.
  4. BALCONE with bars image by RAMON CAMI from

Install safety bars. Use screws long to make sure the screws penetrate the entire window frame (not just the cover).

Tips and Warnings

  • For an extra level of security you can use screws to install your security bars. These screws are designed to go like a regular screw, but for its unique head design, cannot be removed.
  • Install bar iron in your windows provide permanent protection against intruders. However, you cannot remove the bars of iron quickly so stay be dangerous because they can also trap people inside the house.
  • Remember, any window on your screen will not only keep people out, also keep people indoors. You have to be able to open the bars easily. Underwriter’s Laboratory standards developed delivery systems windows bars.