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Sliding window security

Post by minky58 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:50 pm

I have a Talisman GL which has sliding windows secured by a very basic catch. Has anyone any ideas as to how I could make them more secure? up!
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Re: Sliding window security

Post by modelman on Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:10 pm



Could you possibly cobble-up something to lay in the bottom track, say a length of dowel or square wood to fit from the end of the track to the sliding
window edge?

Make of such a size so as to drop into the track to be almost hidden & prevent it 'bumping' out whilst on the move, a small screw-eye can be fitted to allow fitting & removing, painting it black ( or whatever ) will make it less obvious as well.

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Re: Sliding window security

Post by Tonyt on Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:38 pm

I'm sure I've seen details (maybe here) of a little DIY thingy that slots into the lever/catch to stop it being opened "credit card" style from the outside.

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Post by tallslimdave on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:41 pm

Concerned about sliding windows on duetto...sliding part on outside track needs lightweight bar/rod to secure poor catch system.....have done nothing yet....still at the thinking stage....any input please......thanks dave h drinksallround
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Re: Sliding window security

Post by Tonyt on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:04 pm

Are Duetto sliding windows the same/similar to monocoques?

I was looking at mine today trying to work out how to improve security - not the serious intruder who can break in through the window if he really wants to, but the quick break in and grab thief.

I reckon not too difficult to fashion a piece of wood/pastic/whatever to slot into the catch to prevent the lever action and then maybe a bar running horizontal to the edge of the other window/frame.

It may even be an advantage to have this bar very visible from the oitside.

Work/thoughts in progress.

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Re: Sliding window security

Post by Actionmike on Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:26 pm

Hi,
I had this problem on our old Talisman, the window catch was so loose you could just force the window past it. I solved the problem by making an aluminium bracket out of 25mm angle 4mm thick. I threaded a hole to take a stainless steel bolt, and drilled two small holes in the other side. I screwed this bracket to the bulkhead behind the window catch so that the S/S bolt could be done up onto the catch, stopping it from moving. This worked a treat, and for such a simple idea, solved a major problem. Unfortunatley I havn't got any photos of this mod, but it is easy to do, and looks good aswell. ( when all parts were polished!)
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Re: Sliding window security

Post by Paulmold on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:46 pm

I found this on another forum from our member tonyt who has given me permission to post here on his behalf. Made from 7mm rigid plastic tubing (or a spare fibreglass tent pole) cut to length, the key fobs just make handles and make them visible from outside...

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Re: Sliding window security

Post by deckie on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Paulmold wrote:
the best ideas are often the simplest.

Very good, Paul (and Tonyt) allthumbz

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Re: Sliding window security

Post by lincssnapper on Sun May 19, 2013 3:45 pm

Thought I would post my 'little brainwave' scratch head on the sliding window security thread.

I had a nose around my shed and found some old kitchen unit connection bolts that when extended to just about their full length slot in and 'lock' the sliding window clasp on my '95 VW Clubman

2 photos can be seen below, comments welcomed, may be spraying a couple black soon to see what that looks like too wink02

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Re: Sliding window security

Post by Paulmold on Sun May 19, 2013 5:47 pm

Along the same lines as Tonyt, very good. It's amazing what you can find in the shed!
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Re: Sliding window security

Post by dencol on Sun May 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Had my van for a few years and never thought about the security of these type of windows.

Been in the shed and found some plastic bars that are suitable, now fitted. So thanks allthumbz
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Re: Sliding window security

Post by Campievanner on Wed May 29, 2013 10:30 pm

We had this on our Duetto and solved it by cutting a pencil into a couple of lengths and slotting it into the catch. When opening the window the pencil pieces sat on the little ledge about the window.
Worked for us. It was a nice shiny pencil that matched the decor smile!
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