While parenting can be stressful at the best of times, one of the biggest fears as a parent is your child hurting themselves. To avoid this from happening, as parents we spend a large amount of money adding lots of different safety features into the home, for example child gates, child locks on cars etc. However, one thing we don’t always consider being a hazard that could have the most devastating things of all are poorly secured upstairs windows. In this article I will be discussing how using UPVC window locks throughout your home could provide a much safer environment for your children. |
Around 7 out of 10 children's rooms are on the first floor of the home. Lots of the time children are left to play alone in their rooms, and with adventure just out the window, the child can be very tempted to try and climb out of it. On average around 5000 children under the age of ten are seriously injured by falling out of windows each year and 10 of the 5000 falls will result in death. A statistic that is astronomically high, begs the question “why don’t we do something about it?”. UPVC window locks could bring this statistic down to 0.
Maintaining a fresh air flow into the child's bedroom is important as it is scientifically proven to provide mental benefits for the child development, but is it worth the risk that leaving a window wide open brings?. How can we keep the air flowing in, but not allow the child the ability to fall out? UPVC window locks have a feature which allows the window to remain slightly ajar, whilst still remaining closed. The lock also has a lock and key system, which allows the user to lock the window, therefore not allowing the window to be opened at all, unless the key is used. This lock will be very beneficial for parents with young children, who want to leave the children with good air flow into their bedroom without the risk of them falling out. The lock will not only just benefit children however. Family pets such as cats have a tendency to jump out of windows and using the UPVC window lock will make it impossible for anything to get through the window whilst on any of the locking settings.
To optimise all safety aspects of your home, I would suggest to add the lock onto all windows, as this lock not only has benefits towards safety aspects inside the house, also is great for securing the building against intruders. With many areas in the UK witnessing increases in burglary rates, maintaining a secure home at all times of the day is important. The UPVC window locks once left locked on the one or two inch open setting is impossible to open from outside, therefore making it very difficult for intruders to enter your property. Also, as most burglars act on opportunity, leaving the window on this setting rather than wide open is much less likely to attract intruders to your home.
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