There is a lot to consider when choosing a window restrictor and as the leading manufacturer we have put together this guide to Cable Window Restrictors.
Cable window restrictors enable windows to be opened up to 100mm while preventing falls and preventing entry through a window. By using window restrictors you can open windows to allow fresh air to circulate, secure in the knowledge that vulnerable people aren’t at risk.
What to consider when choosing a cable window restrictor
You will need to decide whether you need a permanently fixed, push & twist or key release mechanism for your window restrictor. If you choose a key mechanism make sure that you place the key out of reach of any vulnerable people or children.
As cable window restrictors are a safety and security product it’s essential that you are sure they have been thoroughly tested to the appropriate standards. Jackloc window restrictors are trusted by hotels, care homes, healthcare providers and home owners all over the world and are tested to British Standards. You can read more about these standards and why they matter here
How to fit the window restrictor cable for 100mm opening
Cable window restrictors are very quick and easy to fit and can be fitted to wooden and UPVC window frames. You only need a drill and a pencil; here’s how to fit the cable to get a length of 100mm:-
- Open the window
- Set the window opening to 100mm
- Position the lock where it’s taut on the frame
- Mark the holes with a pencil and then drill pilot holes
Window restrictors of different lengths
Our standard window restrictors can be used at 89 – 100mm, if you would like a different size opening for your windows, or if you have windows or doors that require different cable lengths please get in touch to discuss your requirements.