HOW TO FIT A WINDOW LOCK - Fitting a window lock is very easy and if you have wood frame windows then this is a good way to increase your home security. These types of locks are ‘swing locks’ and fitting this style of window lock takes less than 15 minutes and adds more peace of mind.
It’s a good idea to check with your insurance company to see what requirements and advice they offer. Another great source of information on home security is your local police station where free advice is always available. If you are ready to fit your new window lock this guide will show you how to do it, step-by-step.
A window ‘swing lock’ comes in two parts, the frame bracket, which is fitted to the frame and the swing lock that is fitted to the window.
Open the window and take the bracket and place this on the frame, approximately 1mm from the inside edge of the frame, with the circular recess facing inwards. Using a pencil mark the top and bottom hole screw position.
Take a power drill, don’t forget to wear your eye goggles, and drill a pilot hole. Now screw the bracket to the frame.
Close the window and place and centralize the swing lock behind the bracket – make sure that the swing arm is able to go over the frame bracket correctly.
Mark the top and bottom screw holes, remove the swing lock and drill the two pilot holes.
Screw the swing lock into position and test to see if the swing arm locks into position again.
With the window closed, swing the locking arm over the frame bracket. You will now see an ‘Alan Key’ slot. Place the key provided with the lock and turn to lock the swing arm in position.
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