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Old 22.03.2011, 21:57
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Safety Locks for Windows

Does anyone have suggestions as to where to find safety locks for Swiss style windows? We have looked at Ikea, but the ones from there need to be screwed in, and we can't screw them into the window frames.
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Old 22.03.2011, 21:59
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

Talk to the landlord.

Is there a specific reason why you want locks ?

If someone really wants to get in, they can just smash a window ?
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Old 25.03.2011, 10:36
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

Sorry I wasn't clear- we want locks to prevent our toddler from opening the windows and falling out. Some of the windows have locks with keys, but a few don't and she has figured out how to open them.
Ideally I'd like something that allows us to open the window a bit, but not more than 30-40 cm.
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

The ikea ones don't need screws. They come with sticky backs. They are quite effective, however, our toddler quickly learnt how to open them aged 2.5 years (he learnt from his older brother ).

However, if you keep them out of reach, i.e. above 1.5 m, they work fine.



EDIT: sorry completely missed the second part where you want the window open. Of course these ones can be set so that the window can open as the "band" is flexible.
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

Thank you!
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

Hi,

I am finding myself in the same situation at the moment! My toddler likes to think he is a super hero who can fly and living on the fourth floor this fills me full of dread!

I have purchased the locks from Ikea that have to be screwed into the frame...how much trouble is this going to cause me when I come to leave???

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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

You could ask your landlord for permission to fit them.

You could ask at your local security locksmith what they have on offer.

You could fit them, and remove them & fill in the holes when you leave (Covered by your insurance policy, search the Forum)
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

Hi Sbrinz,

Thank you for the advice. I have emailed the landlord and asked if they can provide and fit them or if we can have their permission!

In the meantime I may have to strap the child to a chair to prevent me having heart failure!!

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Hi Sbrinz,

Thank you for the advice. I have emailed the landlord and asked if they can provide and fit them or if we can have their permission!

In the meantime I may have to strap the child to a chair to prevent me having heart failure!!

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Old 17.12.2012, 16:46
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I thought you meant for the windows!
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

We had a chain latch added to our front door to prevent the toddler making an unplanned exit, or the sleep-walking 10 year old being able to wander.

It really was no problem for the landlord. His repairman came to do some other general maintenance, and the landlord got him to add the door latch at the same time..
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Duck tape works well.

You are right, duct tape around the window edges will make it impossible for a small child to open the window!
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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

As long as you have 'standard' windows, you can buy something similar to this in coop or Jumbo and then fit them yourself, easy to do. Replace them with the old ones when you move.

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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

Thank you for all the replies and suggestions! I have to say this is my favourite!!!

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Re: Safety Locks for Windows

This is possibly the more sensible option though! Thank you all!

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