With more open floor plans in today’s modern homes, it can be difficult to find a home without sliding glass doors. Unfortunately, most sliding doors are only equipped with simple latching locks that cannot secure such doors well enough. You should contact Top Atlanta Locksmith if you want your glass doors more secured and there are some ideal ways to secure your sliding glass doors efficiently;
What makes the sliding glass door vulnerable?
Glass can be easily broken, and their see-through design can even attract burglars to your home, this is one of the reasons why you need to secure your glass door. Most glass doors are made with inferior locks, in most cases, a simple latching lock is usually included on most glass doors, and such latches can be easily broken. In addition to weak locks, most glass doors are usually installed in the backyard and other places with low visibility that gives access to unwanted guests.
Securing your glass doors with some home improvement tips and ideas
Fortifying the glass perhaps is one of the improvement options to make it more secured. Attaching a windows security film is one of the inexpensive ways to make the glass door stronger. The protective film is designed to make the glass door withstand mechanical pressure, the film can even deter a burglar from breaking in through the glass and can also shield the glass from strong winds and flying debris that is thrown around during natural disasters such as hurricane and storms. There are glass door protective films made to block off the content inside the home. Having a tinted film for your glass can also block rays of sunlight incident on the glass.
In addition to fortifying your glass with a security film, you may also want to install glass-break detectors on the glass doors. The glass-break detector works by sounding an alarm- this alone can send burglars running from your home. Contact Top Atlanta Locksmith for the right and most efficient glass security film and glass-break detectors.
Other ways to secure your glass doors
Improving the locks of your glass door is another option you should consider, to improve the locks. Changing or adding to the existing latch lock can help increase the security of the door lock. Contact Top Atlanta Locksmith technician to conduct an inspection of the locking system of the glass door for the purpose of recommending a much stronger replacement lock.
You can also install an alternative locking device or even add an extra bolt for added security. Some other devices you may consider strengthening your glass door include; loop lock for sliding door, anti-jimmy door plate, chain-linking the handles to the door, Schlage high-security chain. You might be new to all these hardware devices, hence the need to contact Top Atlanta Locksmith, to make the right choice. Top Atlanta Locksmith offers 24/7 and emergency locksmith services at affordable rates. We also provide the guaranty on all components used for our services in addition to great workmanship.