Steve Barron, Owner of Designer Door and Window, recently appeared on Dallas, Texas network affiliate WFAA Channel 8 to discuss door security solutions for protecting against residential break-ins. A number of suburban Plano residents were recently victimized by thieves who have gained entry by breaking builder’s grade glass doors to burglarize their homes.
WFAA reporter Jobin Panicker interviewed Mr. Barron on camera as a subject matter expert during the station’s evening news telecast on Tuesday, July 21. A link to the one minute, 44 second report, as well as a print version of the story, is available on the station’s website. The story aimed to educate the public about how simple it is for thieves to break a homeowner’s glass door to gain entry without tripping an alarm.
“Criminals know the glass door is one of the weakest spots in the home,” said Mr. Barron, who has worked with many burglary victims in the past. “They realize how easy it is to break the glass without having to disturb the door or the alarm.”
While on camera, Mr. Barron reenacted the simplicity of shattering and removing a builder’s grade exterior glass window or door and easily stepping through the frame without setting off the alarm. During two recent weekends, homes have been burglarized after thieves entered the residence through the rear door. In fact, surveillance video has shown thieves huddling at the door of a residence.
The homeowner has the option to enhance their alarm or reinforce their doors, said Mr. Barron. “Because most new homes feature builder’s grade doors that make you susceptible to a break-in, the homeowner must change the thought process and ensure they have a safer, more secure door,” Mr. Barron said. “I would recommend doors with laminated glass windows or, even better, solid steel or fiberglass doors manufactured by a company called Provia. Another option would be to install full light patio doors that are made by a company called Milgard.”
Mr. Barron looks forward to helping homeowners protect their belongings and loved ones with more secure doors and windows. He and Showroom Manager Kevin Barnes will provide helpful door security solutions information to customers who visit the Designer Door and Window showroom located at the northwest corner of West Parker and Custer Roads (2109 W. Parker Road, Suite 202A) in the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas.
Homeowners can request a consultation or a quote, or may contact Designer Door and Window via phone (972 424-0031).