How to Properly Secure Your Sliding Glass Door – Locksmith Tips
As experienced property security specialists in London sliding door security is an area in which we have expertise. We regularly repair and upgrade security on sliding doors of all types.
In this post we share advice on the best sliding patio door security including;
- How to make your sliding doors more secure
- How to fix sliding door problems
- How secure sliding doors are
- How burglars break in to sliding doors
How can I make my sliding door more secure?
Sliding patio door security requirements differ with each individual case, a security survey with an approved professional will confirm the best option for a particular property. Search for your local MLA approved locksmith to arrange a free security survey.
Read on for advice on sliding glass door security based on my experience as an MLA approved security specialist in London.
How do I protect my sliding glass door from burglars?
So what it the best way to secure a sliding glass door? Well there are a number of ways you can improve your sliding patio door security;
- Upgrading to high security locks and keys
- Adding key operated internal bolts at the top and bottom of the doors.
- Installing high security aluminium plantation shutters which are attractive and provide high security and come in bifold, hinged and sliding options.
- Fitting bespoke retractable sliding security grilles which are a very popular option for added peace of mind.
An MLA approved locksmith will tell you the best way to secure your sliding glass door.
How secure are sliding patio doors?
The security of any patio doors depends on the quality of the doors and the locks. There are many low quality sliding doors on the market which do not provide good security. If you are buying sliding doors it is important to invest in a high quality product. It is also advisable to arrange a security survey with a qualified security specialist to look into ways to improve the level of security.
Do Burglars break sliding glass doors?
Yes burglars do break sliding glass doors!
Sliding doors can also be lifted of their runners if they are particularly old and haven’t been installed properly.
Other methods such as lock snapping, attacking the hinges and using a crow bar to prise the doors open are also more common.
Which is better French door or sliding door?
Again it really comes down to quality and the right security fitted in the right way. Both French doors and sliding doors have their advantages and pitfalls. You can read more about French door security here.
What is the best sliding door lock?
The best sliding glass door security locks very much depend on the type of door you have. A qualified locksmith will be able to tell you what is the best lock for your particular door. You can read more about the best locks for different doors here.
Ideally you would have key operated locks and multiple bolts in different positions. However the style and material of your door will very much dictate the type of lock that your door will accommodate.
How do I make my sliding door slide easier?
It is important to maintain and care for your sliding doors well. Regularly cleaning the tracks will help to keep your doors running freely. As will treating your doors with care when sliding them open and closed and using the locks. This will avoid misalignment where adjustments need to be made. Lower quality sliding doors will be more susceptible to damage as well as intrusion.
If you do spot problems with sliding doors it is advisable to address them sooner rather than later to avoid worsening issues.
How to Fix a Sliding Glass Door That Sticks
- Clean the tracks using a vacuum cleaner and a small brush
- You could try using a lubricant like WD40 but check with your installer or a specialist if this is suitable for your particular doors.
- Adjusting the lock or alignment of sliding doors is a job for a security specialist. Making the wrong adjustments can cause further issues.
If you do need to call a locksmith to fix sliding doors ensure you call a qualified locksmith. You can read here about the importance of choosing a reliable locksmith.
Sliding Patio Door Specialist London
If you need a locksmith for sliding door security or problems we can help. IKS fit security gates for sliding doors at excellent prices. We are MLA approved and experienced in working with sliding door security. Contact us for a competitive quote.