This week the majority of burglaries in North London were accessed via a ground floor window. At Alexandra Locksmiths we advise that all windows should be fitted with key operated locks even if they have been painted shut.
Insurance companies will normally specify that any window on a ground or lower ground level or that it accessible via a flat roof, tree, cast iron drainpipe etc should be fitted with adequate security measures.
Wooden casement windows which are hinged on the left or right and are outward opening need to avoid locks which only secure the handle, you need to have locks which secure together the window and the frame. These locks give an additional point of resistance to forced entry. Where the window is flush to the frame you need to fit key operated mortice rack bolts.
Call Alexandra Locksmiths for a free no obligation survey on 020 8883 1555 or 020 8364 2000