Sliding glass doors are a beautiful entry point that serve to let natural light into your home. Criminals also see sliding glass doors as an easy entry point. However, there are things you can do to make your sliding glass door more secure and harder to break into.
1. Cover Your Windows
Consider covering your windows so people can’t see inside your home from the outside. Adding a decorative film to the glass will prevent people from seeing inside while still allowing sunlight to shine through. If you’re starting from scratch, you can have custom textured or patterned glass installed.
2. Cover The Glass With Protective Film
Security film will strengthen your glass door, ensuring that it doesn’t shatter if it takes a blow. This will also come in handy in the event of accidental breakage. If you’re buying new, look out for architectural, tempered glass.
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3. Invest In A Good Lock
As with any door or entry point, you’ll want a strong, secure lock in place. If your door did not come with a satisfactory lock, you can replace the original lock with a new one.
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4. Use A Security Rod
When your door is closed, a security rod can be placed on the track to prevent the door from sliding. In the event your lock fails, a security rod will physically prevent the door from sliding open.
5. Consider A Security System
A home security system is one of the best ways to prevent break-ins, no matter what kind of doors you have. There are a variety of options including cameras, alarms, and sensors that will alert you anytime your door is opened.
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