My apartment windows have this security bar that prevents the window from opening fully. It only opens about 6 inches right now. The leasing office said I could take the bar out, but they just can't do it for me due to some old law. So, I'm wondering how I would get these things out. I'm guessing I need to find a tool that fits the circle screw head in the pictures, but I don't know what kind of drill bit that is. I have an electric drill and full drill bit set, but nothing that fits that odd screw. I'm guessing it's an odd screw for a reason - they probably don't want you to take it out. Anyone ever seen anything like this? Any advice is really appreciated!
The first company has drivers available for sale. Scroll down the site and you will see bits and drivers available. You can call the company (phone is obvious) and they can walk you through the necessary dimensions.
Hire a Theif, just kidding, You will need to grind the screw heads off with a weld grinder, don't use a cut off torch. Be sure to wet the area down and keep a spray bottle of water with you in case the wood gets too dry. Get someone to help you. See if the neighbors or a house reclaim center will buy them off of you.
Just remember that if YOU remove the security bar bar, since YOU assume responsibility. That is probasbly the reason the owner refused to do it.
Because of recent falls (injury or death) by children out of first and second floor modified windows many city codes have been changed in the interest of safety and controlling/determining responsibility.
It may not apply but directly for YOUR window, but codes/laws are never written in detail for every possible situation.
In our metro area we have 4 or 5 tragedies every summer. It is surprising what kids can do in a couple of minutes.