VBH’s Securitas window lock

Hardware specialist VBH has introduced the brand new GreenteQ Securitas security window espagnolette. Securitas sits alongside the entry level GreenteQ window espagnolette and the ‘popular’ PAS24-tested Invicta window shootbolt to provide three lock options for manufacturers of outward-opening windows.

Securitas features pairs of mushroom-headed cams that lock into both sides of a night vent striker plate. VBH claims that these double cam locking points are extremely strong, as they spread the load if the window is attacked, rather than allowing all the force to be concentrated on one point.

Each Securitas lock has a minimum of four mushroom cams (two pairs). Larger sizes boast four pairs.

Securitas is as quick to fit as a standard espagnolettes, as all of the fixings are applied in the same direction, and there are no extensions to fit. The new window lock comes with industry standard 20 and 22mm backsets, to ensure compatibility with most current window systems, and with a choice of two mushroom cam heights.

Gary Gleeson, VBH’s marketing manager, said: “Adding Securitas to our range allows fabricators to fit a GreenteQ PAS24-rated window lock whether their preference is for a shootbolt- or espagnolette-type product. Fabricators have told the GreenteQ design team here what they want from a window lock, all through the development phase, so we know that Securitas meets their needs. It will hit the ground running and quickly become one of our core products.”

Securitas has been successfully tested on a number of profiles to PAS24:2016 at BSI. As a result, it is rated as a premium product in the Q-secure-approved products list. To find out more about Securitas, and the rest of VBH’s range, visit vbhgb.com, email sales@vbhgb.com, or call 01634 263 263.