Home-security studies show that, after your front door, your windows are the most common entry point for break-ins.
It makes sense. Breaking into the average window is a CAKEWALK for even half-brained burglars. Here’s what one 20-year thief said about why windows are such an easy target for intruders:
“An unlocked door or window has always been the easiest way [to break into a home]. On newer houses, people have weatherized plastic framed windows. It’s very easy to strip off their plastic with a simple pocketknife and access the lock on the window to unlock it.”1
Seriously… if you have typical vinyl windows on your home right now, all it takes is a cheap pocketknife and a little elbow grease for a bad guy to break in. WITHIN SECONDS.