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BusinessGuy123 OP wrote

The box cutter idea is great, the issue is some people might not have the ability to pick locks. A tried & true method is to use a pry-bar to break open basement windows & crawl through there. Basement windows normally just have a small plastic or metal latch you can easily break to slide the window open without needing to break the glass.

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But then you have to deal with the security system in this situation if it's wired. Hence the alarm system, however it's often easy to spot the white magnetic window sensor just by looking at the perimeter of the window. I'm surprised how many security companies neglect the basement windows. But if you're overweight this would automatically not be an option for you.

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falcons wrote

I have installed many recessed window and door sensors. They're in the frame/jamb and cant been seen. Just an fyi. Not all sensors are mounted/installed on the surface.

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