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Why you shouldn’t scrimp on window locks

People tend to focus too much on their doors when they are looking at ways to improve their security. They often forget the importance of having their windows locked. Winter months are a great time to think about how to increase your home’s security. The dark nights provide thieves with the protection they need.
Reduce risk and save money

You should look at your windows’ locks and make improvements. Not only will you be safer, but your insurance premiums will be lower. Insurance companies have minimum requirements that locks must meet to be eligible for insurance. This applies to both door locks and window locks. Your insurance policy could be invalidated if the locks on your windows do not meet current minimum standards set by your insurer. Our team has put together a guide to help you resolve any issues you may have with your window locks. There are many types of windows. It should not be difficult to find the right lock for your window, that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of your insurer.

Types of Windows & Locks

Sash Windows – To stop the windows from sliding apart, sash jammers or stops may be attached to the upper sash windows.

Casement Windows – This type of window requires two locks. One is attached to the small handle on the side and one to the handle at the bottom. Either have new handles installed with locks already embedded in them, or have locks added to existing handles.

Fanlight Windows – Swing locks are the best choice for this type window because they allow you to access and unlock larger windows. Mortice window bolts are another option that will work equally well.

UPVC Windows – Most uPVC Windows will come with key-operated locks. It is important to pay attention to the handles and ensure they are in good condition. Any local locksmith can help you if there are any issues with the handles.

Other Security Measures

Window bars and window restrictors are two other options for security. These security measures will not only prevent burglars from getting into your home through the windows, but also will keep them from being allowed to leave the property.

Window locks are an essential security measure that can make a big difference in your property’s security. Contact us today if you have any questions about your window locks.