Although a great added security measure there are a few things you need to be aware of when using a sash jammer. The devices use a lever mechanism so over time can become loose and less effective. It is important you keep up to date with maintenance and think carefully about whether you need internal or lockable sash jammers. There are differences with both, so it is important you think about all the pros and cons.

  • Do you want them to be activated when you are outside the property?

Internal sash jammers only work when you are in the property as you need to activate them from inside. Lockable sash jammers have a lock on the outside of the frame, and you can activate them as you leave the property as well as when you are at home.

  • Be aware they can restrict access too

Keeping burglar outs is ideal. However, if you are in your home and have activated an internal sash jammer then nobody else can easily get in if you are unable to open the door for yourself. It is therefore important when fitting sash jammers you think about how you may want to use them and whether external or internal options are best. If you fall or need a career to be able to gain access in an emergency lockable sash jammers may provide more flexibility.

  • Loose fittings can unintentionally activate sash jammers

As sash jammers become loose over time they have been known to drop down after the door has been closed so it is important to keep an eye on your devices and carry out regular maintenance. Sash Jammers lock doors tight so if they can only be accessed internally and the sash jammer has dropped after you have closed the door it makes it impossible for you to get back into your house even with your house keys.

You can find out more on sash jammers on the Master locksmith Association website.

Sash Jammers are recommended by West Yorkshire police.