One key aspect to consider is the safety of those who live in the home. For example, in an emergency such as a house fire, the quickest means of escape is very often a window. If window bars are installed in the home, these vital exit points could be blocked, this would not only make escape difficult but would present a problem for firefighters who need these entry points to gain access to the building and fight the fire.
So, now should we conclude that window bars are a bad option? Window bars are not necessarily a bad option either, but if you want to consider window bars for your home they must come with a quick-release mechanism that makes it possible for someone inside the home to release the window bars in the event of an emergency. Make sure that the release mechanism is simple to operate and requires no special tools. If a key is needed to release the window bars, it is vital that it is kept in an easy to access area and that everyone in the household knows exactly where to find it.