I'm trying to find window security bars that can be opened from the inside in the case of fire but can't seem to find a way to buy them.
This almost seems like too dumb of a question to Ask Metafilter, but Google and Home Depot have not turned up the answers for me.
I'm in Oakland, trying to put security bars over about 6 vinyl windows in a stucco building, and I'd like the people sleeping in those bedrooms to be able to get out in case of a fire. My ideal solution would be something like they build in this video
, but I don't live in LA.
My searches mainly turn up flimsy-looking systems that wouldn't actually deter thieves, or preachy webpages about the need for quick release systems. Where does one buy such a thing??
Did I mention I need the low-budget option here? (Almost all of my building supply purchases have come from the salvage warehouse.) I'd learn to weld if that was the best way to go, but it really might not be, considering that I have few tools. I welcome all options, but if you have lower-cost ideas, please share them. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.