Would like some input for ideas to secure an aluminum casement window in my bedroom.
The temperature in BBB's house is too warm for me and I can't stand it any longer. I need some cool fresh air in my bedroom while sleeping. Unfortunately the window is exposed to a busy street corner and bars on the window are not an affordable solution for now. I am trying to come up with some other ideas that will enable me to keep the window open a few inches at night yet still provide some security while sleeping with an open window.
I took some photos of the window and some ideas I had for accomplishing the task. Can you take a look and make some suggestions I haven't thought of that will do the trick?
Aluminum casement bedroom window - exposed to busy street corner. See measurements in photos.
This window lock would work if I could rotate it so that the screw holes were on the narrow side and the bolt was about an inch longer and I was able to mortise the plate into the window frame so it doesn't interfere with the window operation.
This is more like what I need if I'm able to install the bolt close enough to the edge of the window sash to securely slide into holes I'd drill into the inside of the window frame.
Any other ideas or issues with the above option that I haven't thought of?