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SMR Locksmiths Security Ltd Tip #3
Added by: SMR Locksmiths Ltd, on: 15th May 2015
What is a window restrictor?
A window restrictor is a device which prevents a window from opening more than a fixed distance. Commonly these are set to a maximum of 100mm, as this is the distance which scientists have determined will prevent a toddler getting out of a window.
What are the benefits?
Restriction of window openings protects children from the dangers of falling from upper floor windows. It also prevents adults from climbing through windows, as can happen with mentally ill or confused patients or residents. They also prevent accidental falls from windows which may be intrinsically hazardous to open and close, particularly the type which is hinged at the top. They also provide additional security.
In 2019/20 there were over 402 thousand burglaries in England and Wales alone, a significant part of which took place in London.Having the locks or your doors forced by a burglar is certainly not a pleasant perspective, especially when you end up losing valuables and having your personal safety threatened.
Being locked out tends to be a traumatic experience, especially when you are in a hurry. If you get your door locks replaced or repaired in advance, you can avoid such problems as a snapped key or a flimsy door lock which will eventually break and leave you locked out. However, emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime. What to do if you get locked out of your property?
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