I have recently purchased a portable a-c unit in order to cool my computer
room in my condo. Since I am running scsi gear, it gets quite hot and I've
had two drives overheat in the past month.
The problem I'm running into is we are on the ground floor and the portable
a-c has an insert which goes into a window opening to exhaust the air and
when no one is home, it presents a security problem. In retrospect, I
probably should have gone with a bolt-in window unit. I am looking for
ideas on how to secure the window when the insert is installed. The window
is a slide-up horizontal type.
If it were a vertical window, I would think a footbolt would do the trick.
Are there any devices on the market that could secure a horizontal window
which aren't trivially circumvented? Ideally, I'd like to prevent someone
from coming along and pulling the a-c adaptor out as well as I'm sure that'd
be difficult to replace.