by Laura

Mighton have developed the Angel Ventlock™ sash window safety restrictor range to meet new regulations in window safety.

With an increasing number of enquiries for our patented Angel Ventlock™ child safety device, which has proven to be the safest, most secure and egress compliant restrictor available for vertical sliding sashes.

It’s an unfortunate fact, but every year thousands of children fall through open windows, though Mighton Products have been at the forefront of developing products to address this important issue. Each year in the UK, over 4,000 children are hurt as a result of falling from windows, 15-20 are killed and over 80% are under the age of four (Source: Home Safety Facts and Figures, RoSPA). The fitting of opening restrictors on most windows would do much to reduce this saddening statistic.

The Angel Ventlock™ is used by some of the world’s largest window companies and meets what is arguably the world’s most stringent test in the USA, the ASTM F2090 – 2008/2010 safety codes. It also surpasses all forced entry tests, allows for egress and automatically resets when the vertical sliding sash window is closed.

Given that traditional vertical sliding sash windows are sometimes installed onto window cills with low heights, there is a requirement for a means of opening restriction under British Standards. It’s also a prudent safety add on to a window with a large opening. The Angel Ventlock™ is available in face fix, side fix and even retro-fix versions in white, chrome, satin and PVD gold. For the PVCu vertical sliding sash market a more cost effective plastic clip-in version has now been developed.

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