We have some old patio doors that both slide from the outside.
What is the best way to secure both against potential burglary.
The bottom track is not flat as there is a ridge.
Any advice much appreciated.
Difficult to say without seeing the actual doors but there are, of course,
after-market locks designed specifically for sliding patio doors. The tend
to screw into the frame and have a pin that pushes forwards into the actual
door to lock it in position.
Some examples here:
I fitted two such locks to the top and bottom of my previous aluminium patio
doors - but have now had the complete doors replaced with multi-point
locking uPVC doors.
They may have a 2 part strip above the door which can only be removed
from the open area, so in the closed position the strip makes it
impossible to lift the door off it's tracks, and the strip can not be
removed. To remove the door, remove the 'open half strip' then open the
door and remove the other half strip, then you can lift the door off
it's track. Mine are almost 20 years and are like that. If you ever do
remove the doors take cake as they are heavy.
To often we see the report of a burglar going through an open sliding
door, many of these doors can be opened with out tools or braking the
glass. We all try to protect ourselves, but that sliding glass door is a
problem. It does not have a lock, it is a latch. And to many bad guys
already know how easy it is to get through it, with out leaving any pry
marks. Even with a protection on the inside to keep the door from being
opened, the glass can be broken with little noise. An alarm system is
good, but it lets you know when they are coming in. It does not keep them
out. With fewer police on the road now days, burglars know they have time
on their side, even with the alarm sounding. Best is to keep them from
There is a security door made for that sliding glass door, you can see
them at www.patiosecuritydoor.com/
We all need to feel more secure in our home.
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