Security windows for the Gold Coast have become more and more popular of late. They serve as an easy and reliable method of closing off potential break-and-enter access through your windows, using a hardened screen that won’t obstruct your view, the breeze, or the operation of your window. But their perks don’t stop there. These screens also play a role in the protection of occupants living inside the home.
Windows within a metre of the floor present a potential fall hazard, particularly among young children and the elderly. Kids tend to climb, and open windows, with their light and activity, present an appealing target. The elderly, meanwhile, are prone to trips and falls. Add some height in to the mix – for example, on a second floor window – and you have a hazard, as your typical fly screen will rip easily under the weight of even a small person.
However, security windows in Gold Coast from Central Glass are as effective at preventing accidental exits as they are at preventing intentional ingress. These screens are constructed of toughened stainless steel, and installed properly, will easily support the weight of a falling fully-grown man or woman.
Our security window screens also incorporate a keyless locking system which is open from the inside. This feature ensures that the screen can be removed in case one needs to exit the house through a window, perhaps during a fire.
Recently, in New South Wales, new strata legislation has been written that necessitates fall prevention measures for upstairs windows more than two metres above ground, either by preventing these windows from opening far enough to allow people to fall out, by using bars, or by using security screens. There are some good odds that Queensland will follow suit. In any event, security screens can help to keep your home’s residents safe and sound this year.