SafeGard™ Casement Window Opening Control Device (WOCD)
Window opening control devices have become a very important subject among window manufacturers and onward through to builders, contractors, and homeowners. Being able to safely and securely operate a window which has safe guards in place to help control the windows opening so as to prevent accidental falls, while at the same time being able to be easily opened for egress purposes in case of an emergency, is critical in today's building projects.
As a market leader in fenestration hardware, Truth engineered, patented, and manufactured a WOCD that meets the requirements of ASTM F2090-10. The ASTM F2090 addresses window fall prevention that helps protect against potential falls by children through open windows. This is done by allowing the window opening to be set at a predetermined position of less than four inches (4") and automatically re-latch when fully closed.
Truth's Casement SafeGard™ WOCD provides a means that the window, when opened in an initial operation, will limit the venting to less than 4". By code, two actions are required to open the window fully for egress purposes. This additional operation can be performed without the use of keys, tools, or special knowledge. And the best part--SafeGard will automatically re-latch when the sash is fully closed!
SafeGard Window Opening Control Device is designed to allow for factory installation as well as field application by trained personnel. Please consult local building codes for WOCD and applicable requirements.
SafeGard is a reliable, easy to install and easy to operate solution which meets today's more stringent safety requirements. For additional information on installation and operation, please review the documentation and videos here to ensure proper application and operation of the device.
SafeGard Operating and Installation Instructions
SafeGard WOCD Overview
SafeGard WOCD Operation and Installation Instructions