ERA Window Swing Lock White
Just a few faults with this product:
*instructions and diagrams (back of blister pack) are ambiguous! Picture on front shows the lock swinging from the top as it should. Diagram on the back shows it swinging from the bottom!
*Quality of four screws supplied is of poor/low grade steel. Not galvanised (zinc coated) for greater durability and corrosion protection. On driving the screws into the frame shards of metal came off the heads due to the poor quality low grade steel.
*The "2mm" gap between swing lock body and striker plate is difficult to get exactly correct. Depression within striker plate is too shallow which means that the BOLT has to be screwed very tightly into the hole to achieve maximum security. Hole needs to be deeper for greater security.
*Paintwork on the lock needs to be better quality so that it does not flake off through use. Suggestion: bottom of hole should be rubberised?!
13 Apr 2015
Inexpensive but effective
I bought 16, to comply with insurers requirements (even though I shall shortly change all the windows!). Getting them absolutely straight is a little tricky (and 2mm a little difficult to measure except by eye) but they are quick to fit (especially with practice) and quite neat to look at. One screw (out of 64) had a faulty head, but I had a suitable replacement to hand.
16 Feb 2015
Quality seems fine, I would say as good on first impressions as more expensive makes, easy to fit, works as it should, not sure on reliability or longevity as only just fitted but I see no reason for them to fail early
8 Aug 2014
Well read the last review and thought it might be the guy who just couldn't fit em (Sorry)
Well how wrong was I utter rubbish poorly designed 1mm out and they will not fit, has too be that close to window seal I also question security One would not close after fitting and a slight twist with a screw driver snapped the thing in half.
COULD BE THE WORST THING I HAVE BROUGHT IN YEARS!!!
3 Feb 2013