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Bee Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA

Does anybody know where I can get burglar bars for my windows?

Asked by Bee Nguyen, Atlanta, GA Mon Sep 8, 2008

I would like to purchase burglar bars for the windows on the side of my house, but I would like ones that are aesthetically pleasing. I found a custom web-site one based out of New York, but not really any in Atlanta. Any recommendations? Thoughts on burglar bars in general?

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Snarky, yet helpful - right?

I called EATL Burglar Bar and got a voice mail - if you want to get creative, then my friend Jason can do just about anything with decorative steel blacksmithing - he built a really sweet cage for his AC in Lakewood. It's a part time thing for him - he's a full time employee at the Botanical Garden.

I've always said that if I could buy the EATL Burglar Bar space then I would open a bar and call it The Burglar Bar.

Bee - there are some really cool surveillance camera solutions that integrate with the internet and are enabled to let you keep an eye on the premises, even on your Blackberry. If you've been a crime victim, and if that one side of your house is the most vulnerable, then the only other idea that I have is one of those electrical shock traps. Pain for these perps is very satisfying.

Nothin' like the smell of fried predator in Edgewood.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
hello, yes you could call big h metal works mfg.
2219w.Clarendon Dr. Dallas,TX 75208

(214)942-8834 office

(214)882-9227 cell

ask for Henry Torres



website http://;www.bighmetalworks.com email;bigh.metal@comcast.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 21, 2010
Yes I have a small company in OKC, OK we manufacture security bars for widow and doors, shipping is available to anywhere within th continential USA, several different styles available and assorted colors. Our website is down at th moment we are changing hosts... http://(www.lockdownltd.com)

Our Company name is Lockdown Ltd. Co. an we also build condenser cages and security cabinets for servers and other related computer equipment...

I was researching the best method of advertising and did a Google Search and stubled across your inquiry.
You may reach us if interested at 405-605-6161, 8am to 5pm central time
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 14, 2010
EA burglar bars sucks! Totally lacking in professionalism and workmanship. They were 45 minutes or more late for all three appointments I had with them. The bars they installed were over 1/4 inch short on three of my windows. They did not pre-drill the holes for the screws and cracked the trim on several of the windows. Upon complaint and requesting they repair what they damaged the owners response was the I was being too picky and the damage isn't that bad!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 1, 2010
Make sure you do not go here. They will rip you off. here is a copy of my comment about them that I have included on other websites. please do not go here. You will be ripped off and Better Business Bureau can't do too much. You can sue them if you are ready to go into all of that. Please do not go here or call the Stevens. These people call themselves Christian, the man suppose to be a reverend, he seems nice but him & his wife are evil and do not conduct good business. The wife is mean and very disrespectful. She gets your money and wont get help to finish the job. Do not use these people at all. Their business sucks. They dont have adequate help. So if you need bars up right away. Do not use them. I gave them my deposit 7 days ago & they still haven't completed the job. You think they would follow up with a phone call or something and they don't. They have you waiting and waiting and when you call them, they have an attitude. The woman talks a hundred miles per hour, she doesn't listen to what you need and she thinks she knows everything. If you question her, she hangs up on you. I repeat, if you are Christian, remember this verse (if you do not maintain good works or good deeds, you have stopped bearing good fruit for God (matt. 3:10)).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 16, 2009
Much to my chagrin, I understand that it is illegal to harm a predator with electrical shocks, or other methods of pain, duress or unwelcome discmfort, regardless of whether they are unwelcome or not. So Bee, decorative burglar bars are your ticket. That, and a rottweiler to keep you and your poodle company.

My favorite story of a makeshift security device is from Lakewood circa 1999 - the year that I got my license. We listed a $39,000 property on Meador in Lakewood. This kinda-sorta Medieval enthusiast with a sword collection and a "coat of arms" decor style lived there and of all things he was actually getting an employer sponsored transfer to Bainbridge, GA (where $39,000 goes just about as far as it does in Lakewood)...we needed to help with some staging issues, starting with his perimeter security devices.

At the rear screen door off of the kitchen, he assembled a spring-loaded hammer device attached to a 12 gauge shotgun shell. If the device were armed from inside, then anyone who opened the door from the exterior would activate the spring and would be sprayed with a deadly faceful of buckshot. He says that no one ever broke into his house.

God Bless America.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 12, 2008
Thanks Lee. I enjoy your snarkiness (and helpfulness) most days. If you were to open a bar called Burglar Bar, I would be a loyal patron. If I ever need a buyer's agent, I would consider using you purely for your sense of humor.

What is the electrical shock trap that you speak of? I will definitely contact you if I end up needing a blacksmith so your friend can make some pretty burglar bars for me. Thanks for your help.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
Bee,

Our recommendation is that since there may be a huge safety issue associated with this move, you get in touch with your insurance company prior to making any kind of financial committment.

Good luck,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
Thanks Sarah! I know that I am getting a lot of slack about the burglar bars, but my husband works late and I live in Edgewood with my tiny poodle. I have an alarm as well, but the ground level windows on the side of my house make me nervous. As for resale, can't I just have them removed when I go to resell?

Lee, you are snarky as usual!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
Just buy a taser like we planned!

I know everyone thinks your crazy, but they don't know about the break-ins on your street, the kind of foot traffic you have in your neighborhood or the girl that got robbed in broad daylight in front of your home. I want you to be safe, so if the burglar bars will do it, then go for it! I don't want it to effect your re-sell value, but since that's 7-10 years off; I support your decision 100%, and I'm confident they'll be gone before you list.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
I have to agree with all the comments Bee, are you feeling like the 'bars' in particular are necessary?
I wish you the best and of course stay safe and feel safe, but there are so many other options out there today.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 8, 2008
I believe that East Atlanta Burglar Bar on Flat Shoals is still in operation. I googled - they are:

530 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 524-1005

I know a skilled blacksmith who could handle your order in his spare time.

Get your burglar bars on!

Nevertheless, I hope you have a really good reason for this step, Bee. This is so 20th century.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 8, 2008
Bee,

Go with the closed circut tv. this could even get you a break on your insurance!

Burglar bars would cost you just as much if not more and it's big fire safety hazard! That could make you insurance go up!

I would rather install one of these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tABFbtmJHuA

Enjoy!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 8, 2008
Burglar bars will definitely affect resell just due to aesthetics alone. I like Lee's comments. I'd go for closed circuit cameras and a alarm with monitoring, then make sure there is a sign in the yard that says protected by.... you might think the sign is tacky, but not half as tacky as burglar bars.

Unless you have a castle or something else that would really match up with the bars.

Thorny bushes below the windows are almost as effective too!

Goodluck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 8, 2008
Joshua Jarvis, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
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Burglar bars in many states have been outlawed due to many been trapped into home while a fire took place caused numerous deaths. I would check the city for code and deed restrictions. It will reduce the resale value of home. SUGGESTION: Install an alarm system than the bars.
http://www.lynn911.com http://www.homes-for-sale-dallas.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 8, 2008
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