Cable Window Restrictor – Keyless
Cable window restrictor (Also called SlipLock) for child proofing uPVC, aluminium and timber windows. It has a keyless operation, which is a requirement for the Irish Building Regulations. The cable window restrictor can be fitted to any type of window. uPVC, aluminum, steel, wooden. Including sash windows and velux windows. It can also be installed on doors. Perfect for balcony doors.
It stops the window from opening more than a few inches, thus preventing children from accidentally opening the window and falling out. This is a great solution, as it allows the window to be opened for ventilation but also takes the worry out of an opened window.
This window restrictor can be released to allow the window to be opened fully. This complies with the building regulations that state that any restriction device must be releaseable in the event of any emergency and cannot be locked with a key.
Excerpt from Technical Guidance Document B: Fire Safety
Windows for Escape or Rescue – 1.5.6 (e)
“The opening section of the window should be secured by means of fastenings which are readily openable from the inside and should be fitted with safety restrictors. Safety restrictors can be either an integral part of the window operating gear or separate items of hardware which can be fitted to a window at the time of manufacture or at installation. Restrictors should operate so that they limit the initial movement of an opening section to not more than 100 mm. Lockable handles or restrictors, which can only be released by removable keys or other tools, should not be fitted to window opening sections.”
As an additional benefit, this restrictor will prevent accidental damage caused by the wind. It is very common for windows to be left open and get damaged as a result of strong winds or storms.
BS EN 13126-5 : 2011 + A1 : 2014 Building Hardware for Window and Door Height Windows. Devices that restrict the opening of windows and door height windows.
BS EN 14351-1 : 2006 + A1 : 2010 Windows and doors. Product standard, performance characteristics. Windows and external pedestrian door sets without resistance to fire and/or smoke leakage characteristics
Cable Window Restrictor Keyless Operation
The cable window restrictor features a simple operation. To release the restrictor; push the button to release the restrictor. With your other hand pull the restrictor body up off the base plate. To re-fix the restrictor, pull the restrictor body back down on to the base plate until it clicks.