Louvres with “impenetrable security", is there such a thing?

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25 July 2013
Louvres with “impenetrable security", is there such a thing?
Altair Louvre Window security options.

Claims of “impenetrable” security should always be met with some scepticism. Even if a window was ‘impenetrable’, would it offer any real advantage if an intruder could simply break in through a door or through the ceiling?

As with all security measures, a balance must be struck between the level of security required, cost and other benefits or disadvantages of the security features under consideration.

The customising choices available from Altair Louvre Windows extend beyond framing, sizes, colours, handle types and blade types to include an array of security options too. Security is built into the basic design of the Altair Louvre. When closed, the firm locking pressure makes it exceedingly difficult to prise the window open.

The next level of security is offered by the Altair Keylock which locks the side opposite the handle to make it even more difficult to break the window open.

Security screens are another option to protect the window both when it is open and/or closed which is great if the windows are to be left open while homeowners are not home or asleep. Screens can offer shade to the window which can help avoid homes overheating during summer however can also reduce the airflow caused by the mesh. There is a wide range of security screens available with most window fabricators able to supply and securely install security screens.

Altair Louvre Windows can also have optional 16mm diameter solid aluminium bars fixed to the window frame to the outside of the blades and positioned to allow the window to open fully. Like screens, security bars protect the window both when it is open and closed.

To read the full article, please visit the Blog page on the Breezway website.


Breezway manufactures Altair Louvre Windows in glass, timber and aluminium. They are energy and cyclone rated and suitable for multi-storey applications.

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