Clearview South January 2014 - Issue 146 - Page 62

HARDWARE&SECURITY GLASS WINDOW LOCKS - SIMPLE, UNIQUE AND HIGHLY EFFECTIVE The best inventions come from personal experience and it was through his previous jobs both as a double glazing installer and later as a “window doctor” that David Murphy, founder of No-Go Security Products, came up with his simple, unique but highly effective idea. In the course of his work, David had noticed how often he was being called out to replace glazed units that had been removed by intruders. It wasn’t difficult to see how easy it was for burglars to gain access to a property fitted with unsecured externally beaded PVCu double glazed windows. David saw how distressing these incidents were for the householders concerned and gave the problem some serious thought before he developed the concept of the No-Go Glass Lock. Like most of the best ideas, the concept is a simple enough one. One of those products that make you wonder why no-one had thought of it earlier, in fact. No-Go Glass Window Locks, which are manufactured in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire and are protected by patent, consist of two parts. The lower base part is bonded to the glass using an approved specially developed bonderadhesive. Once bonded correctly it is impossible to separate the glass and the metal base. A second ‘shim’ is screwed to the base which locks around the window frame. This shim is designed to fit anyvirtually all window frame profiles. With the panel locked to the frame in at least two corners (but preferably all four) it is not possible to remove the panel without breaking the panel. This requires considerable force, is likely to make noise and leaves shattersed the inner glass pane. To remove the glass completely the intruder needs to break the outer pane and climb through which the intruder needs to climb – a big deterrent. It is important that the correct installation procedures are closely followed, but Phil Brown, the company’s technical consultant, has made this easy with an on-line video tutorial and an instruction manual downloadable from the website (www.nogosecurity.co.uk) For security professionals who have not yet discovered the advantages of these products, they are well worth investigating – call the trade enquiries hotline 0845 528 0183. YOU HAVE FITTED SECURE LOCKS BUT ARE THE WINDOWS SIMPLY LIKE UNLOCKED DOORS TO A BURGLAR? Many homes have double glazed windows where the glass is secured by a beading on the outside. This can easily be removed and is one of the most common ways that burglars get in. Taking out the glass is quick and makes no noise. NO-GO GLASS LOCKS lock the glass into the frame so that the glass cannot be removed without smashing the glass. NO-GO GLASS LOCKS are designed to be easily fitted to existing windows and are a very cost-effective way to make a property even more secure. NO-GO SECURITY PRODUCTS are looking for companies to sell and install our NO-GO GLASS LOCKS. If you would like to expand your business then contact us. To find out more email us on info@nogosecurity.co.uk Or see our website www.nogosecurity.co.uk Or phone 0845 528 0183 62 JAN 2014 To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com