Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sliding Glass Door Security Bars,Locks

You always want your Home Safe and Secure when you're at home, but how about when you're away.  
If you travel you would want the Peace of Mind while you're gone.
Nothing can stop a determined burglar, but usually they are in and out in a short period of time.  If it's to much work they will leave.  So you want to make  it tougher for a burglar to have access to your home.  Deterrents are what you want.  Alarms are deterrents as are barking dogs, but the dog's probably with you or at a kennel.
It would be nice if you could press a button and a shield would cover your home, but that's wishful thinking (maybe in the future).  Alarm systems alert authorities, but there still is a little time before they get to your home, so the burglar, if he knows what he's doing can be gone with the goods before anyone shows up.  I think alarms are great, if you have neighbors that are alert to have a watchful eye.
So what we want to look at are the points of access to your home.  Front Door(s) ,Back Door(s),Garage Door(s),Windows and Sliding Patio Doors.
Windows of course are vulnerable.  Windows generally have pretty good locks, if they are made in the last 20 years.  Front Doors and Back Doors can use dead bolts which are very effective if installed correctly.  Garage Doors can be secured from the inside with a pin on the track to prevent opening.
Then we have the Patio Door or Sliding Glass Door, depending on which part of the country you are in, but still the same door.  These doors can be easy to break in.
Some, if not properly adjusted can be lifted up off their track and pushed in, easy access. {Note: Here is a link to a Blog that can help with this problem:  http://lockking.org/how-to-raise-your-sliding-glass-door} But mostly it's the lock or latch this is ineffective.  You can place a stick between the door and the side jamb, and that will work, but it can be a pain to deal with, literally, constantly bending over to remove it, forgetting to put it back, children and pets playing with it, it really isn't practical, just a band aid.  Lockkings Security Bars can be installed at different heights, but the most common is at handle height.  From across the room you can see if the door is locked or unlocked, this adds to your Peace of Mind.
There are many locks available, maybe I'm bias but I believe that Lockking's Security Bar/Lock is the best solution.  Installed at handle height, it will work as a deterrent as well as a security bar.  It's easy to use, so no more bending over to pick up a stick.  If you have a Pet Door Panel you know that they are difficult to secure.  Lockking has solutions for that.
The best way to show anyone the benefits of a product is to show them a Video of it in action.  Lockking's website offers all types of videos.  Check them out at www.lockking.org for the best solution for your sliding glass door.

Sliding Glass Door Security Bars for Apartment and Dorm Security



When it comes to Apartments and Dorms with Sliding Glass Doors the first thought is that you can't install something that is permanent, because of the rules of the buildings.

Lockking Security Bars for Sliding Glass Doors are Removable when needed, but will stay in place until.

Lockking uses 3M VHB Double Sided Industrial Foam Tape to secure the security bar to the sliding glass door, similar to the tape that holds moldings on a car.

It is extremely strong, but can be removed without any damage to the door, and take the security bar with you to your next residence.

This convenience make it possible for Renters of Apartments and Students in Dorms to have the Extra Security for their Sliding Glass Doors.

Common Tips For Home Security Part 1

I think it goes without saying that a little bit of Common Sense can go a long way.  With that said not everyone has had the same exposures in life so the Common Sense Factor may be relevant to the individual.


Entry doors and all exterior doors should be solid wood or metal clad with a hand lock and a deadbolt lock.  Burglars can easily kick in hollow core doors and have there way with your possessions.
Thieves can break through a simple keyed lock by various methods.  A door with a deadbolt poses more of a challenge.   So dead bolts are good for exterior doors, but only if they are installed correctly.  The bolt when in the lock position should enter the side jamb a least 1".  The striker plate, that is the metal plate that the bolt goes through needs to be screwed in with 3" long screws to prevent easy access by prying.
The common term "bumping:" is a way a theif can open your door with any key just by bumping the key several times.  If you have an old lock you might want to invest in bump proof locks. If your doors are solid or metal and you have bump proof locks you have eliminated a high risk area.
It is always wise to have a Wide Angle Peep Hole installed in the door .  If you have a Mail Slot in your door you might want to rethink your mail delivery, an experienced thief with a small arm or mechanical device could unlock your door.
So if we have Entry Doors under control lets venture one more to the Garage Door(s).  Most Garage Doors use the same basic track.  This track has holes in it so one is able to put a pin or padlock through the track and the door thus securing it.  Just remember that its there before you open your door.


The next type of door is the sliding door.  They come in various sizes and styles.  The most common type of sliding door is a vinyl door.  There are wooden ones, usually higher end, and of course there are still many aluminum doors around.  Most sliders have a interlocking strip between them where they overlap when closed.  This helps with the strength of the door and keeps the weather and prying tools out.  Most vinyl doors have a lock or latch that doesn't work well, thus putting the stick in the door.  Sliding doors have wheels on the bottom of them and travel on a track.  If the sliding door isn't adjusted to the right height then they will be  able to be lifted up and out.  A simple adjustment can fix this, click  'How to Raise a Sliding Glass Door'.


Lockking Sliding Window Safety Locks


LOCKKING , makers of Security Bars for Sliding Glass Doors has designed a new product for horizontal sliding windows.

The Safety Bar installs low out of view.

Modeled after Lockkings Commercial Security Bars, the Window Safety Bar installs low out of view.

Easy to Install and Easy to Use giving your sliding windows for your home extra security.

Lockking offers 3 standard colors, White, Black, and Stainless Steel.

A Stoplock is also included for added security.

The Safety Bars come 5 common sizes, Lockking welcomes custom orders. Proudly Made in America.

Measure the distance "D" to find the right Safety Bar for you Windows on the SHOP PAGE.