Secure Your Sliding Glass Door From Burglars!

Security-wise, your sliding glass doors are one of the most vulnerable parts of your house. Because these doors are easy to break into and usually aren’t well-secured, robbers love to target them. However, there are a few easy actions you can take to make your sliding glass doors safer and less enticing to intruders. Continue reading for expert tips on securing sliding glass doors from burglars.

Improve privacy by covering your sliding glass door

Homeowners love sliding glass doors because they let natural light into the house. However, they also give everyone a view of the inside of the house, and that is a serious security risk. Potential burglars can readily see anything inside a sliding glass door, including appliances and other valuables. Covering your door is a simple solution to this problem. You can put long, drapes or vertical blinds that are simple to open and close. Vertical blinds, unfortunately, are prone to breaking, especially if you have dogs or toddlers. Sliding panels or shutters, which can be opened and closed but aren’t as flimsy as vertical blinds, are another stylish but expensive option. If you’re on a budget, consider using privacy window film to allow light in while blocking an outsider’s view and keeping unwanted eyes out of your home.

Use a security bar on your sliding door

Sliding door security bars act as a visual deterrent against burglars who can see it clearly through the door. You can choose from two options: pressure-mounted and screw-mounted. The first option works like shower curtain rods, without you having to drill any holes in the jamb or wall. All you have to do now is slide the security bar into the sliding door’s track or the middle of the door, adjust the length, and you’re done. The second option also called “Charley bars”, requires drilling to screw in one side. When not in use, the bar pivots up on the back hinge, swings up, and stays out of the way. This type provides more reliable protection than pressure-mounted bars, which can shake loose and fall.

Install a door alarm and a glass break sensor

Door alarms and glass break sensors are not the best options for securing your sliding door. They are more like a valuable addition if you’ve already reinforced the door. If you’re on a budget, a magnetic door alarm and a simple peel and stick glass break sensor are two of your best options. The first is a basic device that consists of two parts: a magnet and a sensor, and is powered by batteries (no wiring required). You must install them in such a way that when the sliding door opens, the two sections separate, and the alarm is activated. It’s a fantastic and low-cost burglar deterrent that offers an additional degree of security to your sliding door. When someone plans to smash through the glass panel of a door without opening it, a glass break sensor comes in handy. It’s cheap, operates on batteries, and is simple to put together: simply peel and glue it to the glass. It senses vibration and activates the alarm if it exceeds the threshold level. If you don’t have security film placed, a glass break alarm can assist keep the potential intruders out by acting as a visible deterrent (the back of the alarm has a warning label).

Lock and key solutions from Sherman Oaks Lock & Safe

Sherman Oaks Lock & Safe can help secure your sliding glass doors! Our commercial locksmith service provides a wide range of locks from which to choose, allowing you to pick the ideal lock for your business. You may rest easy knowing that your sliding glass door is safe and secure thanks to our high-quality goods and services

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