How Much Do Home Security Bars Cost?
Last Updated: January 31, 2022
Sometimes, locked windows and doors are not enough. A determined criminal can break into any home at any time. With the addition of window security bars and door security bars you can rest assured that your property will be safe from any intrusion. Home security bars can also help lower your home insurance costs. They can be lowered by as much as 20% (depending on your carrier). There are many different types of security bars and styles from which to choose.
Many people are hesitant to install security bars, because, they not only stop people from getting in. They can also stop people from getting out. During a fire or other emergency, sometimes a window is the only available exit. However, manufacturers do make security bars that open just like a casement window in the event of an emergency.
Home Security Bar Costs #
A typical 16"x24" window will cost approximately $100 for a security bar setup. Larger windows, such as bay windows, may be upwards of $400 to $500 for security bars. Door security bars usually consist of a panel; sort of like a screen door in front of your exterior door. It adds another measure of security before getting to the door that gives you access to the interior.
A typical, 6'8"x36" security door will cost about $200 to $400. They are designed with tamper-resistant fasteners and solid hard-forged steel deadbolt style locks. Unlike your existing exterior door, they are designed to fasten on the outside of the door jamb. As a result, they cannot be kicked in without removing the whole door jamb system.
Installation of home security bars costs about $150 per window, regardless of size (to a limited degree). If a window is large enough that it would take two or more men to install security bars, it may cost up to $300. Door security bars can be installed for an average cost of $200. If you need a jamb extender to accept the security deadbolt then the price may rise closer to $400.