Sliding doors are an efficient way to add character to your house but they can also offer a security threat to your house if certain measures are not taken. Sliding doors are often used as the second entry to your house, like a back door. A homeowner might rarely use it to enter their house, but a burglar might see it as the perfect way to enter and leave your house without even being noticed. Perth Door Doctors are here to add that needed level of security to your sliding glass door.
What makes a sliding door a security threat?
Sliding doors are a lot quitter, often almost completely noiseless when being operated. Aside from that, they offer an entire view of your house from the outside. Any burglar planning something will only need a few moments to assess the inside of your house. Homeowners who’ve left their curtains or blinds up for only a short period of time might have to pay a big price. They’re also pretty easy to unlock if you’re a seasoned lock picker.
Here a few measures you can take to add security to your glass sliding doors:
Fortify Your Locks
Glass sliding doors usually come with hatch on locks, which aren’t the best security option if you’re looking for safety and might not be enough to keep a burglar out. Adding a lock that can only be accessed from the outside maybe the trick to add a better measure of security. To ensure a secure sliding door in Perth, make sure your locks fit the frame of the sliding door and make sure you can access them.
Use A Dowel
A dowel is a cylindrical rod made of wood, plastic of metal. It may be a cheap way but it is an efficient way to add security to your sliding door. Something like a broom or a plastic rod can be used. You’ll just have to make sure that it’s the right length before installing. Even if a burglar manages to pick the sliding door’s lock, they won’t be able to get in.
Keep The Sliding Track Clean
Often a build-up of dirt or dead bugs or even residue from your own house can accumulate in the tracks of the sliding door. This causes the door to not close completely, leaving a bit of space. Having a window open in Perth can be pretty dangerous itself with all the Australian wilderness, but can also be a quick entry for burglars. The sliding glider can also become rusted or distorted over time with weathering or breakage. For this you’ll definitely need to consult professional help like Perth Door Doctors.
We specialise in security and maintenance of sliding doors, which are becoming ever so popular with homeowners. As popular as they become, they pose a pretty heft security risk. Let’s not take that risk and make a quick call to the professionals who can help you with your sliding doors!