securing vinyl windows after burglary

Old 03-05-04, 06:46 AM
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securing vinyl windows after burglary


My home was broken into about a week ago and I would like to secure my old vinyl windows better. They have one of those latches that slide around horizontally but it doesnt lock with a key. (Its surprising how little choices you have in retrofitting a lock to vinyl windows).

I want to drill a hole and put a metal pin in to keep the window from opening all the way. I was going to drill it in the side where the window slides up and down on the tracks (sorry for my lack of correct technical terms.)

Will this work or will I ruin my windows.

Thanks for your help
Old 03-05-04, 07:19 AM
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Hello: Brian

Maybe this do it yourself project would help:

Since the windows open vertically, the same principle can apply. Simply use the same method and apply it vertically for windows that open vertically.

Hope this helps. No holes to drill, nothing to attach nor anything to install. Quick easy and may work well for the intended purpose.

I'm sure the pros in this forum topic will have better ideas and suggestions. Check back on this question several times.

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