Depending on the design, window guards can be installed permanently or temporarily. They are ideal for second floor windows, especially if you have small children who like to climb out of windows or at least play near the window area. Window guards do not only prevent children from falling off – they also help prevent burglars from breaking into the house.
Types of Window Guards
Kinds of Window Guards include the following:
Basic child safety window guard
Basic child safety window guards are installed on the indoor side of a window. They usually cover just the lower part and commonly in the form of a fence-like or ledge railing. Good models have release systems that make them easy to remove for cleaning or in cases of emergency.
Security window guards
A security window guard is ideal for business establishments or residences that need protection form intruders. It is usually installed on the outside area of the window. Good models come with locks that can be opened in case of a fire. They should not used for window fire exits.
Choosing Window Guards (Buying tips)
Quick release: Look for a child safety window guard with a quick release button for easy removal in case of emergency.
Bar spacing: Make sure that the bar spacings of the window guards meet safety standards. They should not trap children or hands/arms and other body parts.
Quality: Choose a window guard that conforms to the standards set by the American Society for Testing and Material standards (F2090-01A) and local fire and building codes to ensure quality and durability.