Jul 31, 2015
Why You Need To Secure Your Sliding Glass Door
According to reports, it only takes a burglar 60 seconds to break into a home, and 22% of those break-ins occur through the backdoor.
Block the track from the inside: Depending on the size of your door, there should be at least one deep space on the inside that can be filled with material that stops your door from sliding very far, withdrawing the wiggle room burglars so desperately need to break in. Growing up, my parents would put a long piece of wood along the track.
Full coverage curtains: It’s important to get curtains that cover your windows so potential burglars can’t tell whether or not anybody is home. The more obvious it is that your home is vacant, the more likely they are to break in.
Point your security system at the door: With sliding glass doors being such an attractive target for thieves, it’s important to set up a wireless security system like Piper in a place that faces yours so that it’s ready to film all the action. This footage can potentially help you put your burglar behind bars, when you download it and pass it on to law enforcement.
Reinforce windows with film: Your bandit will get the surprise of their life when they try to shatter your window only to find that although the glass has been broken, there’s an extra layer of film holding it all together, preventing them from entering your home.
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