You’ve been told you can’t install your own window security shutter on your home, but you’re wrong
Window security shuters aren’t all that useful for the most part.
However, a recent study found that nearly a quarter of American homes and businesses have some form of window security in place.
And while the effectiveness of these shutters is generally not well-known, the American Association of Home Builders (AAHB) is pushing the federal government to make the technology mandatory.
According to AAHB, the window security system is “not just a gimmick, but actually works.”
It adds an additional layer of security to the home by preventing intruders from leaving the home through the windows or door.
It also makes the home a safer place to work, play, and socialize.
“We need to get to the point where the federal level needs to mandate the technology,” said AAHT Vice President of Government Relations John Davenport.
“I think that’s a really good step.
I think we can actually have a significant impact on the security of the homes and the safety of the residents.”
Window security shut-offs are usually installed in the kitchen, bathroom, or a back window to reduce intruders’ access to the windows.
But in many cases, homeowners have installed them outside their home in the form of a door lock or a door that opens from the outside.
These window security systems aren’t without their critics.
Many homeowners who install window security say that they believe the security system can be used to allow them to keep their pets inside when they’re not home, or to keep pets away from their children.
But even though most of these homeowners have seen no benefit in the use of the window-sitting device, they’re still against the installation of a mandatory security system.AAMB has been advocating for mandatory window security for more than a decade.
And AAMB’s president and CEO, Greg Wert, said that the new federal regulations have been well-received by the public.
“The public has come out in support of it, which is pretty remarkable,” Wert said.
“It’s a great policy, but it’s not the best policy.”
In addition to the federal mandate, many states and cities have also introduced window security requirements.
According to the AAMS, the federal regulations require that window security be installed at least two feet from the exterior of the home.
But some homeowners who installed window security outside their homes have also noticed that they can’t remove it to prevent intruders entering their home.
A new study by AAMO, a research firm, has found that over half of American households have some sort of window surveillance system.
In some states, it’s installed by installing a door or window that opens in front of the house.
AAMW estimates that over 50% of American homeowners are using window surveillance to reduce their risk of burglaries.
“When people see these little blue doors in front [of their] home, it becomes very difficult for people to steal,” said Steve Lefkowitz, executive director of AAM.
“But they’re also very easy for people who are just trying to get into your house, and that’s why you want to get these systems installed,” he said.
A common criticism of window shutters as a security measure is that they don’t work, but a recent analysis by the AAHG found that the average homeowner installs over half a dozen window security devices each year.
And many homeowners say that these devices are also useless for reducing burglaries and theft.
According, the AHAB has published a series of studies on the effectiveness and safety of window-locking devices, and the AAVs’ recommendations for the use and maintenance of these devices.
AAV is a member of the American Security Alliance, which promotes “smart home” technologies and security solutions.
The AHA is also the largest member of AAV.
A spokesperson for AAH told The Next Wires that AAH is working on its own recommendations on how to address the privacy and security concerns of homeowners who have installed window-security systems.
“We look forward to discussing these options with our stakeholders,” said the spokesperson.
The AAH recommends that homeowners install their own window surveillance devices on a sliding scale of one to five.
A number of manufacturers of window and door-security devices are offering options that give homeowners the ability to set their own thresholds for security and control.
“There’s no need for all of these things,” said Wert.
“You can set the bar lower, but the key to security is controlling access.”