When you sit back and take a look at your home security all the focus tends to be on the doors and how they can be improved upon, a lot of people tend to overlook their window locks even though they are vital to the overall security of a property.
Reducing Risk and Saving Money
By having good locks installed on your windows not only will you be improving the security of your home or business, but you may also find that your insurance premiums are reduced. As you may already know insurance companies have minimum requirements for the standards of lock, they require you to have installed at your property and this doesn’t you apply to door locks the same goes for window locks as well. You may find that if the locks that you currently have installed on your windows don’t meet your insurers minimum requirements your policy could be void, and if your looking to take out a new policy you could struggle to get cover until they are upgraded.
If you discover your window locks don’t have adequate security then there is no need to worry, our team at Quick Locks UK have put together a helpful guide to help you. There are a huge variety of windows out there so the first thing you need to do is figure out what type you have! Once you have established what type of window you have its pretty straight forward from there to find suitable locks and security measures that will either meet or exceed insurers minimum requirements.
Types of Windows And Suitable Locks
Sash Windows – Sash Jammers or stops can be used to stop the windows from sliding past each other. These will need to be fitted to the upper sash window.
Casement Windows – There are a couple of options with this type of window, they will often require two locks, one fitted to the long handle at the bottom and the other fitted to the smaller handle at the side. You can choose to either have the handles changed to ones with high quality locks already integrated within them or you can just have the locks changed in your existing handles.
Fanlight Windows – In this type of window swing locks work well, they provide a means to reach in and unlock a larger window. Another method that works well at securing this type of window is mortice window bolts.
UPVC Windows – These windows tend to come with key operated locks pre-fitted, you just need to ensure that the handles are kept in good working order. Most good locksmiths will be able to resolve any issues you may have with the handles on your uPVC windows.
There are other security measures you can put in place alongside high quality window locks to better secure the windows at your property such as, window bars and window restrictors which will prevent the windows from being opened past a certain point so a burglar would not be able to gain entry through them.
High quality locks on your windows can make a huge difference to the overall security of your property. If your having problems with your window locks or need them upgrading, then contact Quick Locks UK today – 01302 272 192