Window Locks & Child-Safety Window Restrictors

All windows above the ground floor in Strata Schemes needed window locks or restrictors installed by 13th March 2018. Core Locksmith Services has been installing restrictors and window locks over the years leading up to the deadline and continues work with Owner's Corporations to ensure compliance with the laws.

If your unit or common areas do not have locks or restrictors installed that limit the opening of a window to under 12.5cm and resists 250N the window is non-compliant with the law. There are other requirements that need to be met regarding impact force and suitability.

The new laws apply to all openable windows more than 2m above the ground floor outside, and within a child’s reach (less than 1.7m above the inside floor). See the diagram below for summary.

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