Terry’s Locksmith and Security Solutions offers sales, install and repairs of window locks and security systems across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1825 or visit our showroom at 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads.
Window locks are an important security feature for any premises whether it be residential or a commercial property. Not only do window locks protect your property against thieves, but it may also help keep your insurance premiums low saving you money.
Window locks are extremely important on any building over one story. It is now regulation in most states to have installed key lockable or specific window locks in any building over the first floor.
Whilst window locks themselves are quite cheap it is always recommended to have a professional locksmith install them to ensure correct installation.
So is there a difference in window lock quality?
Like many locks there are cheap quality window locks and there are quality window locks. Quality window locks will be made of a higher grade steel and generally are more “engineered”.
Don’t underestimate the power of a good lock. Deadbolts and other types of window locks are excellent, but the best burglar deterrent is a hefty window lock that is visible from the outside. A window pin lock is a simple, affordable yet highly effective burglar deterrent.
Another popular option with homeowners is a vinyl window lock. One of the best vinyl locks is made by Prime Line.
A good window security strategy recommended by experts is to install strong, visible window locks on basement and first-floor windows, and simpler deadbolts or window sash locks on upper levels.