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sflamedic 11-21-2006 09:57 PM

sliding glass door security...
 
:thumbsup: What is the best way to secure a sliding glass patio door? It is the type that both sides slide and the one that i mainly use is on the outside track. Thanks...

HarryHarley 11-21-2006 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by sflamedic (Post 24418)
:thumbsup: What is the best way to secure a sliding glass patio door? It is the type that both sides slide and the one that i mainly use is on the outside track. Thanks...

I believe the one you use most should be sliding on the inside.

sflamedic 11-21-2006 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by HarryHarley (Post 24421)
I believe the one you use most should be sliding on the inside.

I agree but the rubber gasket is on that side and the only way to change it would be to disasseble the door and flip everything. I bough the house that way.

eric s 11-25-2006 10:12 PM

I guese when you say secure the door you mean: security wise?

If yes then:

C clamps or a screw run through the track can prevent or deter someone from lifting the door out of the track to break in.

A broom stick cut to proper length can be laid on the floor between inside door and wall to keep it from being opened. There is a type of bar that can be attached to the inside door (swinging portion of bar) and the other side of the bar is shaped like a U so it slides over or into the handle of the of the outside door this will prevent both doors from being moved.

Locks are also available which attach to the floor and have a pin which engages the door.

An alarm system is a good deterent especially if you place a sticker which says you have one on the door you want to secure.

Termite 07-31-2009 10:42 AM

Charlie bars are the most secure way to lock a sliding door. They're easy to fit to most any slider.

As for breaking glass....
Ever tried to break tempered glass? It isn't easy stuff to break with fists, hammers or kicking. Gotta use something sharp. Statistics show that most crooks will avoid breaking glass to gain entry to a home just because the sound draws unwanted attention.

Gary in WA 07-31-2009 02:00 PM

It sounds as if your door was put in wrong, but a picture would help a lot. Most doors slide on the inside, but I may be wrong. A Charlie Bar is for an inside slider unless there is a new type I haven't seen yet. I recommend this: http://www.lockemout.net/UseOfSecuri...cadiaDoors.htm A pin through the bottoms, but I'd still like a picture. Be safe, G


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