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Window Locks Do Help to Deter House-Breakers.

The Benefits of Window Locks are often overlooked.An incredible 66% of house break-ins are through a window, usually via a back window often in a secluded situation.

Window locks are not expensive, readily available in DIY shops and can be applied to a wide range of different window types, such as sash windows, wooden casement or metal windows.Even small windows such as skylights or bathroom fanlights need locks.

Window security locks are very easy to fit and operate, most require a key but some lock automatically.Ideally you should fit window locks to all downstairs windows, including those that are easy to reach e.g. those above a flat roof or near a drainpipe.

Remember to keep windows locked and remove the keys and secure them out of sight.

If you live in a high-risk area, or your home contents include very valuable items, consider using window bars or grills.

Typical Window Locks

Locking Window Handle This locking window fastener has the added feature of key security together with two optional closing positions, one of which will allow ventilation.When locked in position its helps prevent unauthorised entry by breaking glass and opening the window and also acts as a safety measure to prevent children opening the window from the inside.

Locking Window Stay. A lockable window stay can be used in the normal way, but has the added advantage that it can be locked to the pin in the closed position. This will help prevent unauthorised entry by breaking the glass and opening the window.

Window Stay Lock. For use on any wooden window where an ordinary stay is fitted, this stay lock replaces the leading pin to provide a lockable fixing.A special square headed key is used to locate the locking barrel onto a threaded pin, which screws the stay down tightly to the frame.

Window Security Lock. Suitable for securing top or side hinged wooden windows this lock is operated by a cylinder key.With concealed screw fixing for additional security the lock is supplied complete with a wedge for use on angled frames if required.

Window Lock. For top or side hinged wooden windows this lock is operated by a hexagonal key which secures a special screw into a locking plate fitted to the frame.The lock is supplied complete with a wedge for use on angled frames if required and benefits from concealed screw fixing which provides additional security.

Era Window Snaplock. The snaplock locks automatically on closing the window and the key is only needed to unlock the window.Made with coated steel for use with wooden windows.

Sliding Window Lock. Lock is clamped tight onto bottom runner to prevent window from sliding. Secured and released by use of the key.

Yale Child Safety Ventilation Window lock. Surface fixed lock suitable for wooden casement windows, which can be secured in a slightly open “ventilation” position that prevents small children from opening the window. Central Locking…One Press of a Button Can Secure Your Entire House.

Check your home contents insurance policy closely, as some companies now insist that locks are fitted, or they may offer a discount on your premium.

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