The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents provides research that states that over 4,000 children under the age of 15 are injured yearly from unsecured windows which they fall out of, with 2,000 of these accidents involving children under 5 years old!
From the moment a child begins to crawl the explorer within is brought to life ready for the many adventures ahead. At an early age these adventures will often involve satisfying their curiosities of all the interesting things around them and discovering how to do things and how different things work. As safety is not always on the mind of a fearless adventurer, it can be very easy for a child to get into a dangerous or even a life threatening situation. You do all you can to babyproof your home, however, there often lies a forgotten risk – an easily opened or ajar window. A small yet very effective and extremely affordable solution is the MAX6 window restrictor.
The window restrictor limits the opening of a window to no more than 100mm – enough to enable air to circulate throughout your home, but not enough for your child to fit through. The opening width can be decreased if necessary during installation by positioning the fixing points further apart from each other. This lockable window restrictor can be fitted to any profile and style of window, and even doors – including aluminium, wood, metal and uPVC profiles. It is extremely easy to install yourself, and comes with all the parts necessary to do so, including self-drilling screws.
Another essential product is the MAX6 Window Lock (Sash Jammer or Sash Window Restrictor). It is essential to remember that your home can easily be a target of a burglar and taking even the smallest steps to making their entry into your home more difficult can essentially slow them down enough to give up. A very common burglary method with uPVC windows is to lever the door or sash leaf of the window, which creates a gap and allows access to locks etc.
The MAX6 Window Lock is placed to prevent the levering of the door or sash leaf of the window, thus blocking the movement and therefore entry from the outside. With a simple turn of the window lock arm, you are protected!