Reduce Risk and Save Money
Upgrading the window locks and improving their overall security not only makes your whole property more secure it can also help save you money on your insurance premiums. Insurance providers don’t just set minimum security requirements for door locks, they have them for windows too, so if your current window locks don’t meet this requirement you could even find that your current policy is invalid. So it should be a priority to get your windows locks upgraded as soon as possible.
Types of Windows and Locks
To understand how to improve your window security you first need to know what type of window you have so you can apply the best measures for that window type.
Sash Windows - Sash jammers or security stops can be fitted to this type of window. They will stop the windows from being able to slide past each other.
Casement Windows – This type of window usually requires two locks, one for the long handle at the bottom and another for the smaller side handle. You have the choice of either having new handles installed with secure locks already integrated into them or changing the locks that are in the existing handles.
Fanlight Windows – This type of window can be secured using a swing lock, this allows you to reach in and open a larger window. Mortice window bolts can also improve the security of this type of window.
UPVC Windows – This type of window often comes with high security locks installed; however, they handles are prone to wear and over time can fail so it is important to keep an eye on them and at the first sign of an issue you should call your local locksmith. Faulty window handles can easily be replaced.
If you are having problems with your window locks or they just need upgrading to more secure locks, then contact Lime Locks Wirral today on - 0151 353 9607