Guardian Angel window guards are egress (escape) window guards designed forsafety not for home security. The GA1723-74 is a 3 Bar window guard that expands to fit windows 17 to 23 inches high or wide and 13 to 17.25 inches wide (or high). Mount horizontally or vertically. Stack if needed as side mounts butted together are 4 inches. Guardian Angel window guards are made from strong, steel tubing powder coated with a durable, lead-free white paint and tested to withstand 150 pounds of pressure in locked position.
Bar spacing of 3 7/8" : exceeds 4" to 5" safety standards.
Remove window guards from inside or outside. Depress two emergency release buttons, slide into wider bar, depress two others on other side and remove. Side posts anchor with 2" sheet metal screws into solid stud or frame mats.
Combine of 3, 4 or 5 bar units to protect openings of vertical windows
like sliders and casements or mount horizontally to fill part or all of
single or double hung windows (that go up and down.)
For inside use only.
Conforms to American Society for Testing and Material standards (ASTM F2090-01A) and recognized by the U.S. Consumer Products and Safety Commission.
Meets Massachusetts building codes: 780CMR 3603.14.2.2 and 780 CMR 1010.4. Made in USA. Lifetime guarantee by manufacturer.
How to measure for child safety window guards:
Identify window type. VERTICAL: The window opens by sliding a panel to the side in a track, cranking a panel out or pulling or pushing a panel of glass in or out. Guards for vertical windows are mounted like prison bars to protect either the entire window opening or the entire window. SINGLE HUNG : The lower window panel moves up and down in a track. DOUBLE HUNG : Both the upper and the lower window panels move up and down, each in its own track. For Single or Double hung windows, customers usually protect only the window opening. This is done with a single guard with a window stop to keep the window from opening above the top of the mounting bar. To protect both panes, vertical guards can be mounted side by side or stacked like a ladder.
Decide where to mount window guards: Inside the window frame or extending beyond the frame with mounting bars in the studs.
Use a tape measure to measure interior width of the window frame or beyond the frame for stud mounting.
Push the bottom window panel up until it stops or push the panel to the side to measure the entire physical opening .
Treat a double or single hung window like a vertical if you wish to cover the entire window. Send us e-mail with the dimensions and we'll assist you.
Compare measurements with chart below. Guards "telescope" like curtain rods, locking into the side or top mounting bars. Guardian Angel II window guards are not spring-loaded.
Remember: horizontal and vertical window guards are now the same. There is a 2 inch space between the mounting bar and the 1st bar and the same for the top bar. Mount so that only 4 inches are between protective bars.
For vertical mounting, the mounting bars are installed at the top and bottom of the window interior, often between the screen and the window glass.
Mounts for horizontal guards are mounted on the sides of the window's bottom pane: leave a maximum 4 inch space between the first bar and the bottom of the window. and the screen is usually on the outside of the window pane.
For unusual windows or for larger quantities of guards, fax specs or drawings to SafeHomeProducts.com.
NOTES: Window guards do NOT substitute for adequate supervision. Child safety requires mature persons establishing and supervising children in a safe environment.
Window guards MUST protect the entire OPEN portion of window or panel for baby safety.
No space greater than 4 inches is allowed according to ASTM PS 120. (This is why double and single hung windows can not be safely mounted vertically in sliders, casements, and push-outs or pull-in windows.)
Use window stops (such as Super Stoppers) in conjunction with Window Guards for windows that open more than 22 inches.