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We strive to give you the peace of mind you need for your family's safety.

Our child safety guards provide the utmost in safety and reliability. Once the window guards are installed, they allow you to have your windows open for ventilation during the seasonal months, while protecting your children from falling through the opening. Depending upon your needs and your application, there are 3 different type of child safety window guards we offer.

Guardian Angel - Our best quality child safety guard. Ergonomically designed for ease of use and installation. Mounting is simple using the hardware included in every package. There are 2 square steel mounting tubes that can be mounted either on the front surface or side surfaces of any opening. Once these square mounting tubes are installed, the windowguard can be installed by simply placing it in the opening and expanding it to interlock with the mounting holes.

Removal is just as easy. Just depress the 4 thumb releases to removethe guard in case of emergencies or maintenance.

The Guardian Angel series are constructed of cold rolled steel tubing with a durable, lead-free white powder coat finish.

Recommend Installations:

  • All second floor and above rooms that a child will have access - i.e. bedrooms, bathrooms and nurseries.
  • First floor windows that are more than a ten foot drop from the outside of your home or building.

Key Features:

  • Quick Release Buttons Allow For Easy Removal In Case Of Emergency
  • Withstands up to 150 pounds of pressure in locked position.
  • Bar spacings: 3 7/8"
  • Life-time guarantee
  • Conforms to American Society for Testing and Material standards (F2090-01A).
  • Conforms to local fire and building codes for egress type windowguards.
    Meets these Massachusetts building codes: 780CMR 3603.14.2.2 and 780 CMR 1010.4.
  • Multitude of sizes designed for all types and sizes of windows - Double Hung, casement and sliding, and awning types.

John Sterling - The John Sterling 1120 and 1130 series are our economical line of child safety and security protection. Made from rolled steel, these can be easily mounted on the side or front facing of your opening. The 1120 series are strickly use for light-duty security guards as they do not swing open. These CANNOT be used on windows that are designated a fire exit. The 1130 series can be swung open in case of a fire. If you are planning to use the 1130 series for security purposes as well, you will need to purchase an additional padlock. In addition, the 1130 series w are designed to work well with double hung type windows. You could use them in a vertical application (i.e. casement type), but because they swing open instead being removed (see Guardian Angel installation), we recommend that the hinge be installed on the top of the opening, rather than the sill.

Recommend Installations:

  • All second floor and above rooms that a child will have access - i.e. bedrooms, bathrooms and nurseries.
  • First floor windows that are more than a ten foot drop from the outside of your home or building.

Key Features:

  • 1130 Series - Fire Safety release pin - Removing pin allows bars to be lifted free of diagonal slots in locking channel and swing free
  • Bar spacings: 3 1/2" bar spacing complies with U.S. Government Safety Guidelines for playground equipment.
  • Life-time guarantee
  • 1120 Series are approved by New York City Dept. of Health # HDWG 05-87-86.
  • NOTE: 1120 Series do NOT swing open for easy exit in case of emergency.
  • Conforms to local fire and building codes for egress specifications.

John Sterling Max - The John Sterling 1170 series are our heavy duty line of child safety and security protection. Made from solid steel, these can be easily mounted on the side or front facing of your opening. The steel bar construction is shaped in a "v" to prevent any cutting by would be intruders. The 1170 series can be swung open in case of a fire. If you are planning to use the 1170 series for security purposes as well, you will need to purchase an additional padlock. In addition, the 1170 series are designed to work well with double hung type windows. You could use them in a vertical application (i.e casement type), but because they swing open instead get removed (see Guardian Angel installation), we recommend that the hinge be installed on the on the top of the opening, rather than the sill.

Recommend Installations:

  • All second floor and above rooms that a child will have access - i.e. bedrooms, bathrooms and nurseries.
  • First floor openings that are more than a ten foot drop from the outside of your home or building.

Key Features:

  • 1170 Series - Fire Safety release pin - Removing pin allows bars to be lifted free of diagonal slots in locking channel and swing free
  • Bbar spacings: 3 1/2" bar spacing complies with U.S. Government Safety Guidelines for playground equipment.
  • Life-time guarantee
  • Conforms to local fire and building codes for egress.

Whichever product you choose please remember the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends the following:

The industry standards developed at the urging of CPSC ensure that guards are strong enough to prevent falls and that those for single family homes and the lower floors of apartment buildings can be opened easily for escape in the event of a fire.

CPSC estimates that about 12 children 10 years old and younger die each year, and more than 4,000 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for window fall-related injuries. CPSC knows of 120 related deaths to children since 1990. Most of the deaths and injuries are to children under the age of 5.

"Whether you live in a high rise or a single family home, a windowguard can help prevent a tragedy," said CPSC Chairman Ann Brown. "Don't depend on a screen alone to keep children safe."

Windowguards screw into the side of a frame and have bars no more than 4 inches apart. They are sold in different sizes for various size windows and adjust for width. Guards must meet requirements for spacing and strength and those that allow for escape in case of emergencies must be difficult for very young children to open.

Consumers can also purchasestops which can be added to the windowframe to minimize the opening to no more than 4 inches.

CPSC guidelines for preventingfalls are:

  • Install protection to prevent children from falling out of windows. (For the 6th floor and below, install guards that adults and older children can open easily in case of fire. For the 7th floor and above, permanent windowguards can be installed)
  • Guards should be installed in children's bedrooms, parents' bedroom, and other rooms where young children spend time.
  • Or, install stops that limit opening tono more than 4 inches.
  • Never depend on screens to keep children from falling out of windows.
  • Whenever possible, open windows from the top - not the bottom.
  • Keep furniture away from openings, to discourage children from climbing.

 

 

 


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