Purpose of key locking on windows?
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So, if the windows were locked and the key wasn't in the lock then this would make it more secure I assume.
None of the windows have ever been locked.
We all agreed that in the end it comes down to what you are most scared about and/or what your insurance company is most bothered about!
As for child safety, you can get windows that "lock" in the slightly open position to allow ventilation.
My windows are always locked, would seem strange not to.
I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
The other advantage they have (Especially if you have dead locks on the exit doors eg door locks that can only be opened from the inside or out by the key) is that the thief cannot exit through the door and cannot open windows so would need to enter and leave through a broken window. They cannot take large items through a broken window so it reduces the amount they can steal
She knows not to open the windows, but it is extra peace of mind knowing that she cannot.