Our innovative Window Security, Child Safety product – ProwLock – secures a closed or open sliding window as a tamper-resistant, mechanical device that easily installs in a window channel.
Window safety and security is a growing concern. Home break-ins can increase seasonally when windows are left open for ventilation. Also; sadly, accidents can occur when children lean against open windows. Our ProwLock product appeals to home-owners, tenants and landlords with some 9 million homes and some 4.3 million apartment units in Canada (StatsCanada, 2011).
ProwLock is a combined rod-restrictor-release device. A rod secures to the window-frame corner and extends to the sliding window with a restrictor that limits a window to only open 10cm (4 in.) wide. When the window is closed the device is child-resistant to tampering and accessible for emergency release. As the window slides open, it covers the release tab and is tamper-resistant from the inside and inaccessible to an outside intruder.
ProwLock requires no anchors or screws to install, eliminating concerns of damage to window frames or facia. Our release tab is more reliable than window-bar keyed or restrictor-bolted releases that require a safely-placed key or delayed-removal in an emergency situation.
For basement, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom
Slider (horizontal) and hung (vertical) windows
$ 39.95 (suggested)
For patio doors (standard) with fixed frame or sash
$ 59.95 (suggested)
Case-lots for Agencies, Associations, Boards, and Property Managers.
These are the most secure option, but that comes at a price. Mounting Security bars requires drilling holes in the window frame. Most landlords likely don't want their windows damaged in this way. Emergency exit can also be hampered when windows have a pad-locked security bar. Some municipalities are beginning to outlaw them for that reason.
This option, and others on the market like it, are suitable for closed windows. They were never intended for an open window as they are too easy for a thief to remove and gain access. The rise in the use of alarm systems are pushing burglars to easier targets and making them more determined. There are other ways to use old hockey sticks ...
There are other options on the market that are easy to install, but again a burglar can reach in and easily defeat them. Even if the device can be installed out of reach, a thief can extend his reach with a channel-wrench or screw-driver.
We're working on a more professional video. In the meantime, this still shows the advantages of ProwLock and how it secures an open window.