Protection for windows from children
Modern windows have an aesthetic appearance and are easy to use. The opening of the window leaf is easy, easy movement. But can such qualities be called an indisputable advantage when talking about the safety of children? Only after you see your baby on the windowsill, you understand how dangerous such windows are without installing special devices.
Safety of children
Very often parents themselves invent ways to protect and protect the window opening from children. The most famous and common option is the removal of the handle. However, it must be noted that such a method is not the most convenient, and cases were recorded where the window opened during a strong wind.
Mosquito netting as a protection against windows from children is also far from the best option, since its mountings are not very reliable.
The "comb" type limiters are installed on the window in such a way as to allow the flap to open no more than 15 cm. However, their fixing method is impractical, and with time they fall off, so you can not call this method reliable.
On the wooden windows, of course, you can fasten the door metal chain. This option can really protect the child, but only if he does not know how to remove it.
The option is not very aesthetic, but practical - cumbersome pots with room colors or large stacks of books.
Modern manufacturers of window fittings offer improved types of devices, the main function of which is the protection of plastic windows from children. Consider them.
Safety grills. Alternative protection for windows from children
Since ancient times, lattices have been installed on windows, especially on the first and last floors. Their main task is protection against penetration. Of course, the appearance of them is not very presentable and aesthetic. But the fortress and reliability are the main qualities.
Currently, this method of safety is used as an alternative protection of plastic windows from children, which, looking out onto the street, can easily fall out.
The advantage of this method is the absence of restrictions for ventilation, additional support for mosquito nets, no interference when washing windows.
Window handle with lock and keys
Special overhead handles, also used as a protection against opening windows by children, have a lock and a set of keys. To buy them will not be very difficult: they are sold in any construction shop. To install them, simply unscrew the old handle and put a new one on the same place with two screws.
The essence of the work of these pens is the following: after closing the window, it is necessary to turn the key and thereby block the opening mechanism. After this, the key must be removed and placed in the place where the child can not reach it.
This method is quite reliable, but if all keys are lost, adults can not open the window, they will have to completely replace the whole mechanism. There is one more drawback: when changing the position of the sash of the window, it will be necessary to constantly close the handle with a key, which can cause some inconvenience.
Child lock on the windows
Modern manufacturers in order to completely exclude the possibility of forgetfulness, recommend buying special locks-locks on plastic windows. Protection from children with this device is as follows: the lock is installed at the very bottom of the leaf and is locked with a key. The lock allows you to freely open the window to the ventilation mode, and when you rotate it will not allow you to move even by 1 cm. With such locks, the keys will be needed only when the time comes to wash the windows.
Of course, such a device is more expensive than pens, but it fully pays for itself. Install the lock can be on any type of plastic windows, installation will take approximately 15 minutes.
Internal steel blocking device
The steel interior lock is installed on the PVC windows. Protection from children is its main function. This device allows you to freely switch the window to ventilation mode, and open the sash of the window will not allow more than 15 cm. Such a lock is installed in the inside of the frame and from the outside is completely invisible.
In order to unlock the window, an adult person will need no more than a minute, but the child, with the condition that he did not see how this operation is done, can not do this.
The cost of such a mechanism is quite acceptable. It is recommended for installation on those windows in which there is no rotary-folding function.
Safety of windows with double-glazed windows
One of the important conditions for the safety of windows is the quality of the glass used. Even with good blockers, you can not be completely confident in safety. After all, a simple glass is fragile enough in itself, and a child can break it with some kind of object. The optimum option will be the use of insulating glass from tempered glass. It is difficult enough to break it, and if we take into account the fact that the glass is securely glued in the plastic windows, it is practically impossible even for a strong blow.
As an option, to strengthen the double-glazed windows you can use a special anti-vandal film, especially when it comes to the balcony block.
Opening limiter for window with steel cable
This device is in great demand and has established itself as a reliable protection for windows from children. It can be installed not only on window frames, but also on transoms or doors. The limiter protects against loss and penetration into the housing of various objects and objects.
The essence of the work of this device is that the window can be opened only by the width that the length of the cable will allow.
The stopper is attached with two ends to the different sashes of the window frame. On one side there is a lock. If it is closed, the lock can only be removed with a key.
The set also includes a steel cable, which can withstand loads of up to 500 kg. This design can be installed both vertically and horizontally. Thanks to different colors, the device perfectly fits into the interior of any room.
So, growing up, children start to deliver to parents a lot of trouble, and the main task of adults is to protect them as much as possible and not to allow their lives to be risked. Well-established lockers are a reliable and practical protection for windows from children, so do not neglect this feature.