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Patio Door Locks and Security

May 29, 2013

When checking and updating home security don’t forget about Patio Doors.

Over the last 30 years sliding patio doors have become very popular, replacing old style French Doors, patio doors offer large glass areas allowing plenty of light into a room with easy operation combined with modern materials for low maintenance.

However early patio doors lacked on the security front, thieves soon found that installation methods could easily be reversed to remove doors, allowing easy access to properties, often sliding doors would be replaced leaving the home owner unaware of method of entry!

Luckily nowadays door designs and technology have moved on extensively to create more secure doors, made from better materials with better security levels, locking systems installed in patio doors have also improved with the introduction of multi point locks .

Insurance companies often either give discounts for extra locks especially on patio doors or insist on secondary locking devices.

Simple easy to use patio door locks can be fitted to the top and bottom of doors to give extra security, these are simply fitted to sliding doors, attaching the lock body to the fixed patio door with a push to lock bolt that extends into the moving door.  These types of locks do require a hole to be drilled in the sliding door, be careful when drilling this hole not to hit the glass!

If you require any assistance with locks for patio doors please contact the locktrader sales team.

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