I'm seeking a device that will let me lock a casement window in a
partially open position. I've seen 'stays' that use a thumbscrew or a
peg but I'm looking for something that uses a lock and key.
The only sources I've found are in the UK, (e.g., pages 6 and 7 of
Any suggestions for a device made or sold in the USA much appreciated.
When I was building my house back in 1984, I had an extension cord
hanging out a C4 casement window that went to the temp electric pole
installed in my front yard. The window was cranked as closed as possible
with the wire preventing full closure and locking. One night, some kids
decided that they wanted to hang out in my unfinished and unoccupied
house, so they grabbed the casement window and just pulled it open,
damaging the crank mechanism in the process. Casement windows left open
in any position are probably the easiest windows to gain entrance. Just
something to think about while looking for a casement window lock.
I was wondering about their vulnerability when left ajar. I'm now
looking into tilt-turn windows as an alternative to casement, e.g.
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