We all love letting the sun shine in, but providing added security to our sliding glass doors of our patios and outside decks can often prove to be challenging. Because these doors are often made from only aluminum frames and consist of large panels of easily breakable glass, we can often feel as if our home and loved ones are under a constant threat of burglaries and robberies.
There are many safety features that can be added to your exterior sliding glass doors, one of which is the addition of a dual function security bar. These simply have a removable pin, allowing you to insert the bar across the door frame, locking it into place. These bars can withstand up to 1000 pounds of pressure, keeping the door from opening from the outside.
Sliding Bolt Locks
These are a great alternative for all types of sliding glass doors of both wood and aluminum framing systems. You can use the lock on either side of the opening, the left or the right, depending on the style of door that you have installed. These Sliding Bolt Locks can be easily installed and are guaranteed to work with all varieties of manufacturers.
Pan Head Screws
You might think that all burglaries occur by simply shattering your glass, but thieves and thugs are a bit more quiet than you might think. If at all possible, they want to gain entrance with the least amount of distraction possible to prevent being caught. They may even try to lift your sliding glass door frame from its tracking mechanisms, simply detaching it and entering your home. Pan Head Screws can prevent this from happening.
Charley bars are another type of security bar, but this version is attached directly to the center frame of your sliding glass door. It’s easier to implement and manage on a daily basis. All you have to do is screw the bar into the middle frame of the slider door. When you want to secure the entrance, rotate the arm downward across the frame. Lift it when you want to open your sliding glass door. It’s very easy to use and makes it nearly impossible to open your doors without breaking the glass.
Security film that is either built into the glass of your door or that is adhered on the outside and inside surfaces will work well with your security bars. This film keeps the glass in place if it is shattered by an unwanted intruder. The glass will fragment, but will not fall out of the frame.
Glass Break Alarms
We are so fortunate to live in this new age of digital technology. We can even provide a Glass Break Alarm that will sound whenever glass of any kind is being broken. If the glass in your sliding glass door is shattered, when you are in the home or away from your property, the alarm will alert you and the police immediately. This can provide an extra peace of mind when you are away from your family for the evening or on extended trips and vacations.