Window Guards

Windows are as important as any other part of your home/business, they provide natural light and ventilation and unfortunately they are also the preferred entry point for any burglar as they provide a clear view of the contents before committing the crime, are extremely easy to get past, are often unlocked by mistake and require little or no effort and they are in.

These window openings must be reduced to a smaller, inaccessible space if you want to reduce the risk of an unwanted guest. We call this "target hardening" and it should be your first defense in having a crime-free home. 

Kilo Gates security products have developed a wide variety of physical window guards that reduce risk and provide worry-free ventilation.

What are our window guards made of? 

Our window guards are constructed of steel. The guards should be on all home/business windows and common areas, except for windows facing fire escapes. In buildings with fire escapes, window guards should be left outside one window in each first floor apartment so that the window can be used as an emergency exit.

All types of windows, including sliding windows with screens, should have guards or limiting devices. Screens are not a substitute for window guards. All window guards must be approved by the New York City Department of Health and installed by the homeowner in accordance with specific instructions.

Private homes are not required to have window guards, but we recommend that window guards be installed in private homes.