Totally agree. All those saying it's pointless might as well leave their door unlocked, as whats the point in locking it if they just pop the window anyway, right? Any extra security is better than nothing.. Same goes for stoplocks for cars but you always get the same people saying "waste of time.. only takes them 10 seconds to break blah blah". To be honest, it's good that a lot of people do think they are pointless, as they will likely walk past mine and break into theirs!
Maybe in your area, but not around where I live...
As a serving officer it happens in 9 out of 10 burglaries I have been too this year
No it wont stop anyone smashing the window but it will help if they try to pop the lock on your doors (which was the burglars method of choice when we were broken into). Cheaper than we paid for ours so have some heat.
I personally think these are very good even if it mainly only stops the lock poppers. They at least show prospective burglars that the homeowner is not totally lax about home security. If they care look more carefully they would also see other security devices such as cameras, ring doorbell, motion detectors and security lights about the place. so I feel they are just part of the setup to make them sort out easier targets.