Why we designed Angel Ventlock®
Every year, children needlessly fall through open widows and are permanently injured or killed. Often simply because a window has been left open a few inches to provide ventilation and a child has managed to open it wide enough to fall through. Accidents like this can happen in seconds, but they can be prevented. The cause can be traced in a lot of cases to either the lack of a window opening control device (WOCD) or a device that does not meet ASTM standards.
Recognising the need for legislation to improve window safety, the window industry (through various organizations such as the Window Safety Task Force of the National Safety Council) worked tirelessly to improve standards. This culminated in a new standard – ASTM F2090-2008, 2010 and 2017. For the first time, this includes window opening control devices that permit emergency escape and rescue – devices suitable for use on egress windows.
Designed & patented by Mighton Products, specifically to comply with the ASTM legislations and meet the stringent requirements of the UK Police ‘Secured By Design’ initiative.
Angel Ventlock® provides:
- A way to vent your home whilst keeping your children safe from window falls.
- Easy egress in the case of fire or emergency without the need for a key.
- An extra level of security by impeding intruders and therefore reducing instances of crime.
All of that and an Angel Ventlock® does not detract from the appearance and overall function of the window either. The device can be integrated into production easily by window manufacturers or installed retrospectively in a few minutes.
The highest standards of safety
For these reasons, Angel Ventlock® window opening control devices (WOCD) are chosen by homeowners and responsible parents alike & fitted by numerous window manufacturers throughout the world. And the reason? because they all believe Angel Ventlock® to be the safest choice for child window fall prevention.
Market-leading, chosen by parents, fitted by professionals, proven to be effective & simple to fit. Child window safety is no accident.