ERA Window Swing Lock White
era window swing lock
The first step is to throw away the screws,they are so soft,you can hardly drive them in without rounding off or sheering. If the window and the frame aren't at right angles you will have to make tapered packers to get them to align correctly. If you have gaps in your windows you will have problems fitting these. You also don't have enough room for the driver head to put the screws in straight so they have to go in at an angle which can cause the head to foul on the swing over arm.After all this you will have damaged the soft powder coated finish resulting in an ugly finish. Such hard work for a simple problem.
26 Aug 2015
Simple and efficient
Great product easy to fit great for child safety especially when child throws phone charger out of window
29 May 2015
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