We have these PVC sliding windows that have locks that press
in until it clicks before you can slide them open. When you want shut
the window, you just slide the window shut and the window will
The problem is that these are badly designed locks. I didn't know
about this problem until my neighbor with the same window got
broken in. They now use a lengthy wooden rod to lock the
window. They said the bad guys used a credit card to open
the lock. What is a practical way to protect these windows
Yes, but thieves usually don't want to break glass to gain entry. Try breaking
and then climbing in, and you'll realize why.
The simplest solution for a sliding window is just to put a bar in the window (a
dowel will do) that keeps the window solidly closed.
It's also possible to get security films for glass that make it very resistant
Are these horizontal sliders or vertical? If they slide horizontally,
there is one more thing you can do. Slide the window all the way
open and put a couple of screws in the top track, driving them
far enough in that the window will clear the screw heads when
you close the window. This way, when the window is closed and
latched, it is very difficult to lift the window up out of the track -
the only way you can lift it out of the track is to open it first.
Hope this helps,
Set up a shotgun with a vibration sensor to go off when the thief
breaks the glass.
Thieves are not concerned about breaking glass, doesn't matter which
way your door slides, or even if it slides at all.
Hard to tell and doesn't matter if they frown
I've spent the last 10 hours doing errands around the city
I haven't seen a cop for a week
Why not just leave your door unlocked
That way you won't have to pay for the broken glass.
All this does is make your home a very easy target. The easiest way to prevent
in is to make your home less attractive to a thief than other homes nearby.
will pick the easiest target available.
True, sliding glass doors are a golden invitation and take seconds to
even with a cleverly painted dowel stuck in the channel. Try putting
called a door with something called a frame.
It's got nothing to do with the police. It's the judges and lawyers that
decide this stuff.
Setting up booby traps will land you with a murder charge should you kill a
burgler, ridiculous as it sounds.
So are police chases, but does that stop innocent people who get in the
from getting killed?
The police know that to get your man is everything.
Of course when that kid bends over to pick-up his ball there is always
the chance of "collateral damage".
Does that mean that when the burglar arrives at your humble adobe and
that dowel you put there he'll turn around an go back home?
Me thinks he'll break your glass. A gentleman thief would first duct
your glass so the pieces won't fall to the ground and less noise.
In fact a pry bar will suffice to lift the sliding door out of it's
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