UPVC window restrictors for Child Safety

Child safety window restrictors and locks  are an essential part of childproofing your home with regards to UPVC window safety. We are often asked how to childproof upstairs windows. Well, it’s quicker and easier than you might think, so if you are looking for child safety window restrictors for UPVC windows, or just to find out more about childproofing windows, read on…

With just a few minutes you can fit child safety UPVC window locks to prevent falls from windows. Read on to find out more about child proofing windows with window restrictors.

Sometimes childproof window restrictors are also called window safety latches, safety window locks or window child locks. We will use the terms interchangeably.

A child safety window restrictor prevents the window from opening more than 100mm. Even when the window is open at 100mm with the restrictor in place a person leaning on the window won’t be able to fall out because our window restrictors can withstand the weight of up to 58 stone while the window is open! This means you don’t have to choose between keeping your home ventilated as recommended by Covid guidance, or keeping your home safe from falls from windows. Ensuring safety for windows really is more straightforward than you might think.

When choosing how to childproof upstairs windows, or indeed downstairs windows, to keep your children safe it’s important to choose an option that has been tested to British Standards. You should also consider whether you would prefer a key-locking, a keyless window restrictor push & twist or permanently fixed window restrictor. Take a look at our Product Guide to see the various options of child window safety restrictors.

Guide to Child Proofing Window Restrictors for UPVC Windows

To ensure safety for windows many people are now realising that it’s a good idea to fit child safety window restrictors and window locks, but where do we choose between all the options available?  If you are considering how to improve UPVC window safety take a look at the guide.

Permanent ‘v’ Unlockable
The first decision is whether to choose a window safety lock that can allow the window to be opened completely, or one that is permanently restricted. In our homes most of us will want to be able to open our windows completely some of the time and so we will only look at the window safety locks that can be opened completely, rather than the permanent lock.

Key ‘v’ Keyless Window Restrictor
The choices about how to childproof a window then become based around whether you prefer a window restrictor that is locked with a key, or one that can be over-ridden with a twist mechanism. As children can often take us by surprise by developing their skills quite suddenly we do not recommend the option with the twist opening in homes with children. That leaves us with 3 options to choose from, so let’s look at those in turn. All of our restrictors can be used on all window types including UPVC.

Jackloc Pro 5 Key-Locking Window Restrictor and the Pro 5 Duo
These two options are often referred to as cable window restrictors. Both have  reassuring strength and durability, withstanding 34 stone and featuring 5 disc locking barrels. They are both quickly and easily fitted to UPVC windows. They restrict the opening of the window to 100mm unless over-ridden with the key.

The Pro5 Duo cable can also be removed from either side or both sides when not in use. This feature can be useful if you only need the restriction in place at certain times, for example if you have children or vulnerable people visiting.

Jackloc Titan Window Restrictor 
The Titan is an incredibly secure window safety latch. If you also want added protection against very aggressive forced entry the Titan window lock is an excellent choice. This window restrictor latch device does not have a cable, instead it has a steel folding latch mechanism. The restrictor can withstand the weight of 74 stone! It provides extra security for open windows and is awarded Sold Secure status by the Master Locksmiths Association; the only window restrictor recognised as such .

The Titan window restrictor has also been awarded Secured by Design certification which means that it is the only Police Preferred window lock, so if you are looking for the most childproof window lock then opt for the Titan.

Fitting Child-Safe Window Locks for UPVC Windows
Fitting child safety window locks for UPVC windows is quick and simple. You only need a pencil, a drill and 5 minutes. We supply the security screws and instructions, to view a video of how to fit your window restrictor visit the product page of the option you are interested in. Our fitting window restrictors guide shows just how quick and simple a DIY task it is to ensure safety for windows, take a look to see just how simple it is.

If you have any questions about Jackloc UPVC Window Restrictors and how to child proof a window using window safety restrictors please do contact us.

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