If your commercial property has had some problems with break-ins because the windows are on the ground level, it may be time to make some changes. The glass that is used in the windows may be the main source of the problem, but also the structure of the window and the building. Here are some of the things that you want to look into and talk with a local glass installation team in your area about, so you can make the most reliable changes when it comes time to make the update and upgrade.
Type of Glass Installed
Improving the glass to an option that is thicker, shatterproof, and tinted may be the first problem to solve. You want glass that won't shatter on impact if hit or shot with a bullet, and you want glass that will help with energy efficiency as well. The thickest glass that you can afford is a great choice, and look into tinting options for more privacy and to help with heating and cooling costs.
Frame and Structure
It doesn't matter how reliable the glass is if the frame of the windows isn't reliable, and if the structure of the area around the windows can easily be damaged. You may need to get a new material to frame around the windows, to make sure that someone can't do damage or get inside by damaging n old wood frame, or by getting around the window or getting the window out in one piece.
If you previously had windows that could slide open or lift, you may want to transition to windows that have no access in or out, that way there is a less of a risk that someone could break them. The structure of the windows will be more reliable. If you are going to have windows the staff or others can open and close, locks are a must.
If your windows are the reasons that your business is always getting broken into, it's time to invest some money into protecting the property and getting high quality windows that will protect the space. Inquire about the possibility of glass installation jobs to see what needs to be done to remove the current glass that is weak and causing concerns, and to get new glass installed as well. Adding another security measure like bars inside the glass or on the outside or inside of the windows may also be necessary.