Patio doors are a point of entry that many homeowners tend to not pay particular attention to in regards to the security of their residence. You should take some necessary precautions so that the convenience and comfort of a patio does not become a safety hazard. You can easily stop it from being a veritable invitation to thieves and other criminals with just a little time and effort.
Eliminating The Easy Target
You should know that criminals almost always go for the easiest target, so how can you prevent them from choosing your patio door? These doors can be sliding glass in many cases which means that they are not suitable for being armed with deadbolts and the other mechanisms which hinged doors can be outfitted with. However, there are many auxiliary sliding glass door locks available on the market. Patio hinge locks are made just for this purpose and allow you to secure both of the panels of the door together in a tight pattern. There are many of these hinge locks and they can often be found under the Dixielock or Sid Lock brand names. An additional step to keep this entry safe is to utilize a lock bar. A lock bar has the added benefit of being clearly visible from both the inside and outside of the home. This allows you to know that everything as secure as well as wards off potential intruders who might choose an easier target.
Finally, there are all sorts of means of electronic surveillance and security that you can install to complete the arrangement. Having a professional system installed with the monitoring service of a large name company is the best choice. Otherwise, you should install a video camera which records the footage onto a locked server (or the cloud) somewhere secured within your home. Glass break sensors can be installed which will trigger an alarm when there is any breach in the integrity of the patio door. These measures should be taken together to completely arm the door and keep your family safe.
Medallion Security specializes in security by installing our security doors and window bars that are made to fit in front of your doors such as patio doors and windows. This is all done with the sole purpose of preventing any kind of breaking in. Also remember that though security systems are good and an excellent safe measure of security, wires can still be cut and alarms disarmed. Our mission at Medallion Security is to prevent intruders from getting in at all times.
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