Whether you have UPVC window locks, Sash Window locks, Casement or Fanlight window lock, you can gaurantee that Goldie Locks Locksmiths can repair, replace or upgrade any window safety locks for you with ease.
When people ask us how to improve their current home security measures, we ask them ” how secure are your window safety locks”?
Often people put most of their focus on the doors and overlook the importance of their windows. Lets have a look at this guide below.
Reduce Risk and Save Money
Not a lot of people realise that if they improve the security of the locks on their windows, their home insurance premiums may be reduced significantly as these are a classic point of entry for burglars.
So have a look at the locks on your windows and see if they can be improved because you will not only be more secure it could also save you money so it’s a win win!
Window locks for insurance companies
Insurance companies usually have minimum requirements for your locks to meet in order to be insured with them. People sometimes overlook their windows as they think it only applies to door locks but there are also minimum requirements for your windows too.
If the locks on your windows don’t meet your insurers current minimum standards, then you could find yourself with an invalid insurance policy. We recommend having a look at the locks on your windows and checking your insurance policy to see if they meet the standards they require, if they don’t then have a look at this helpful guide our team at Goldie Locks have put together about window security.
First off, you need to establish what type of window you have at your property as there are quite a few varieties. From there it should be quite simple to find a suitable lock for your window that either meets or exceeds insurers minimum requirements.
Types of Windows and Locks
Sash Window Locks – Sash jammers can be fitted to the upper window to stop them from pssing each other.
Casement Windows – Usually this type of window requires two locks, one which is fitted to the small side handle and the other fitted at the bottom. You can either choose to have new handles fitted with locks already integrated into them or just have locks retro fitted to your existing handles.
Fanlight Windows – Swing locks tend to be the popular lock for this type of window. Another choice of lock would be mortice window bolts which are just as good.
UPVC Window Locks – Most modern uPVC windows usually come fitted with key operated locks fitted. Just make sure the handles are kept in good working order.
Alternative Security Measures
As well as the above locking systems that we have suggested there are a few other security measures that you can consider for your windows such as,
Window Restrictors: These will prevent the windows from being opened past a certain point
Window Bars. These security measures will help stop a burglar from entering your property through the windows.
Although a window lock may not seem like an important security measure, when you think about it, they actually make a huge difference to the overall security of your property. If you need your Sash window locks, Upvc window locks, a Casement window lock or any other type of lock Repairing, replacing or upgrading, give us a call today.
Why not get our team of lady locksmiths at Goldie Locks give you a free audit of your locks and other security measures of your domestic or commercial property to see if your locks meet the current recommended insurance standards.