Types of Window Locks

When it comes to home safety, it’s important to know all the in’s and out’s of your own home. Even if you have the most reliable, most advanced door lock on your front door, that means nothing without the proper window locks as well. From keeping your kids in, to keeping unwanted guests out, MA locksmiths at Hayden Safe and Lock can help you install the hardware that’s right for your family. There are many different types of window locks, and which one works best for you depends on your needs.

 

Window Latch

The first and most common type of window lock is a window latch. Most commonly found on most single and double hung windows, these rotate into place when both window sashes are in place, keeping the sashes together. Although standard on most windows, they offer the least amount of protection.

 

Keyed Window Locks

Keyed window locks offer exactly what the name implies. They secure your window to the frame and can provide an additional layer of protection to your home. We recommend you don’t use these locks for windows that are frequently opened and closed, as you need a key to open it each time.

 

Child Safety Latches

Child safety latches are also aptly named. They prevent your windows from opening far enough for a child to fall or climb out of. These are ideal to install on second story windows or in a child’s room, as they are designed to keep children in, not necessarily keep intruders out.

 

Sliding Window Locks

Sliding window locks are a very simply designed locks that work for both sliding windows and doors. They are placed along the track of the window or door, preventing any movement. When you want to open the window, merely take the lock off the track. You don’t need a professional MA locksmith for this one!

 

When it comes to protecting your home, it’s important to know what type of protection you’re looking for. The professional MA locksmiths at Hayden Safe & Lock are always here to help you figure out exactly what you need, from installation to repair. Call us at 978-744-0988 to speak with a professional!

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