This is a common question we get asked here on LocksOnline, what is the point of securing your windows at home, if the glass is so easy to break and someone can get in.
On the face of it I guess there is validity in the question, if a brick or similar can quite easily break a pain of glass then what is the point!
The point on having window locks is just as much as keeping people out as keeping people in so far that it eliminates an exit for a burglar knowing that now a window with window locks fitted, would have to be broken to facilitate an escape and off course glass is not easily broken with no noise.
There is a whole host of manufactures that offer security for windows, and one that really dominates the market in my view is Era Locks. They have been manufacturing window locks for far longer than I have been in the industry. They do a whole host of locks for Sash Windows, Casement Windows, even the Old Metal windows that are still present in some older 70’s style buildings Era makes locks for these still.
When insurance companies get involved with windows home security general, they often want all the ground floor and any 1st floor windows that are accessible locked with the use of a key. One of the interesting things about window locks is that most of the time the keys used are simple in design, the definition of a key, is a tool or implement that is a shape that inserts or fits a reciprocal shape in the lock. So in effect a three inch screw that you have to a screw driver would work as a window lock with the screwdriver being the key, but lets be honest it would be a pain if you had to undo it every day!
So anyway, not to digress to much, buy window locks for your home it is a good investment as it means the window will have to be broken or forced to gain access and that makes noise and that something a burglar hates. Drawing attention to himself is a big big no no in the world of crime.
Some window locks are only a couple of quid each others are a lot more expensive even going up into the £20 mark for one window lock, there are hundreds to choose from, but giving LocksOnline a call or email will clear 90% of the patter to one side and you will be left with a few choices directed at your type of window.
For sash window I like the Banham window lock that allows the window to be opened a little for ventilation and for the casement window the Era Ventilation lock is great and the Era Snap lock is also worth considering. Metal windows try the Era Handle lock that don't need any fixing of drilling holes etc. no matter what type of window you may have we are sure we would have the choice for you and your window.
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