Window guards and Burglar bars

For protection of commercial buildings,window guards and or burglar bars can be made of steel or aluminum in many different materials and shapes. They can be operable, fixed or have bellies and air conditioner cages. They must always be mounted outside of the building and into the framing structure of the opening,whether it be brick, wood or masonry. It has been said and advised by insurance companies and law enforcement alike that lack of commercial window guards actually invites crime since most commercial area’s are sparsely populated after working house,making businesses prime and easy targets. Although most businesses today use credit cards and digital payments,the computers and other electronics are easy targets for thieves.

There are dozens of designs and materials that can be combined for various looks and needs. They can be ornate with scrolling and cast iron designs or as simple as solid bars welded in frames or expanded metal steel mesh as is the normal on schools and hospitals.All materials and designs serve the same deterrent purpose but to different degrees .The idea is to strike a balance between aesthetics and the degree of security your commercial building requires.Then of course those are to be weighed against cost which can vary greatly depending upon  the degree of difficulty in installation and the fabrication cost which includes material.Since every building is different and every opening is also different, the steel fabrication and welding of security guards and bars is done by hand and custom made. Each one having to be laid out and calculated,cut,designed and welded by the steel fabricator in his shop.Add all this together then blend it in with the quantity needed and you can figure out the pricing,and that’s why it can vary so much.Designing and calculating 10 window guards or two or 50 is not a vast difference as is true for any fabrication shop,so 2 would be much more costly per unit than 50 as each piece has to be measured and cut on machinery that needs to be setup for every size and shape. All of these things must be considered when estimating steel window guards or any steel fabrication and steel security project you may consider undertaking. But since it’s only done once and your commercial or industrial building is secured,it is worth spending the time and money on to have it done properly taking everything into account .

Solid Steel Window Guards and Security Burglar Bars

The Benefits of Investing in Commercial Steel Window guards

Expanded metal welded steel mesh in angle iron frames with hinges and pad lockable hasps can be made as window guards, security doors, HVAC dunnage protection, or security cage rooms in any shape or form and cut around pipes etc. for commercial, industrial, institution facilities. (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, up state NY, New Jersey, Philadelphia PA)

Expanded metal welded steel mesh in angle iron frames with hinges and pad lockable hasps can be made as window guards, security doors, HVAC dunnage protection, or security cage rooms in any shape or form and cut around pipes etc. for commercial, industrial, institution facilities.

 

Custom window guard design. (Bronx, NY)

Custom window guard design. (Bronx, NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have your own business then you will be well aware of the importance of protecting it. One of the simplest and most cost-efficient ways to do this is by investing in commercial steel windowguards/burglar bars.

It may sound like a fairly straightforward security measure compared to the advanced technology that some companies use to protect themselves, but sometimes the simplest ones remain the best. Security bars can be added to the exterior of any building and do not only act as physical block between burglars and you premises, but also as a visual deterrent – whereby if you see welded metal bars blocking the windows on a premise then you would know that the security is stronger than other places and therefore not worth pursuing.

So if you own a commercial building then you should never overlook the need for security. But what do you need to take into account before investing in this security measure?

First of all, this is a fairly low-tech and straightforward security measure that is highly effective at blocking out criminals. So if your commercial building is situated in an area of high crime then it might be a good decision to make this investment. Other factors based around crime rates include whether you are confident in the ability of a quick response from the police and if your premise is based on the ground floor of a building? If your business is located in offices high off the ground then this might not be a necessary security procedure but ground floor businesses are more vulnerable to attempted burglary. Steel window guards may also help lower your liability insurance premium.

These are all basic questions that should help you choose whether or not you should get steel window guards. But what we have found is that this simple and back-to-basics security measures is one of the most successful and cost effective ways to protect any property, whether commercial or residential. As a business owner it is also good to contact the police for informed advice on security measures.

Steel ½" bar bellied window guards. (NY, NY)

Steel ½” bar bellied window guards. (NY, NY)

Steel welded flat stock window guards. (NY, NY)

Steel welded flat stock window guards. (NY, NY)

Solid flat ½” steel bar window guard. (Queens, NY)

Solid flat ½” steel bar window guard. (Queens, NY)

Expanded metal steel mesh window guards. (Brooklyn, NY)

Expanded metal steel mesh window guards. (Brooklyn, NY)