The Important of Locks

You want to keep you loved ones and home as safe as possible. Most homeowners don’t include locks for their Winnipeg, MB custom windows and doors on the list of safety precautions, and that’s a big mistake. Window locks are vital for home and child safety.  

Window locks might seem trivial. After all, if an intruder wanted to get in, couldn’t he just break the window or use the door? Any intruder wants to get in and out of a home without being detected. Breaking window glass is an easy way to draw attention. The same goes for walking up to the door and breaking in. The majority of intruders will want to enter the home from a secluded, less visible side window. If the window has a bad lock, the intruder will have easy access to your home.  

Window locks are important because they might deter an intruder completely, or at least delay him until someone calls the police, or until the police arrive. Your goal is to make it as hard as possible for someone to break into your home, so even if that weren’t true, a window lock would still help.  

All the windows in your house don’t need locks, but it couldn’t hurt. The windows that really matter are the ones that can be easily accessed from the outside like those on the first floor, or those by a trellis, roof ledge, or even wall. Don’t forget about your basement windows, either.  

If you want to be doubly sure your windows are secure, put a lock on every window that a person could fit through. This can also be helpful if you have children in the house, as locks can help make sure the children don’t accidentally fall through the window.  

Once you know how many locks you need, you need to make sure you buy quality locks. The American National Standard Institute has a system for grading locks to help consumers choose the best ones for their homes. Grade 1 is the highest ranking for residential locks. These locks are very difficult to break into and safest for your family, but are also the most expensive. Grade 2 is intermediate locks. These locks are the most common as they are safe but aren’t as expensive as grade 1 locks. Grade 3 is made up of basic locks. A Grade 3 lock is a good option for use in conjunction with locks in grades 1 and 2.  

If you want to learn more about window locks, contact Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd. Located at 3224 Portage Ave Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Y8, Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd offers a wide range of custom window and door services in Winnipeg, MB, and we can use our expertise to help you choose the best locks to keep you and your loved ones safe. Please give us a call today at (204) 889-8422 for more information on what we can do for you.  

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