Sliding Patio Door Security – The New Reality!

When selecting a new patio door, it’s important to find a product that not only looks good but also doesn’t compromise on security. After all, a patio door, like any exterior entrance, can be an attractive target for thieves. That’s why patio door security is such an important topic and should be a key consideration when buying or upgrading. Decades ago, as patio doors started to become a standard feature in backyards everywhere, there were several issues with security. The glass and materials used to build doors were not as strong as today, and standard locking systems back then were less effective. As well, specialized security options were still being developed. Sliding patio door security, in particular, was a challenge in years gone by. The glass could often be easily and quickly broken. Armed with a crowbar, forced entry was possible by lifting the panels out of the door, or breaking the locking mechanism. However, things have changed drastically since then. Over time, many enhancements have been made to deter would-be burglars from trying to break in through sliding patio doors. From kick locks that prevent panels from being lifted to security bars, to advanced multi-point locking systems, patio door manufacturers and their suppliers have figured out how to build rock-solid security into their products. Another development has been the use of laminated glass. This approach not only makes breaking the glass panels more difficult but also provide higher levels of thermal efficiency, energy savings, and reduced sound transmissions. According to law enforcement people we’ve spoken with, time and noise are two key factors that a would-be thief is...

Why Home Security Should be a Priority When Remodelling

We’ve all put off an inconvenient task until it’s too late, but you don’t want that to be the case when it comes to securing your home. If you don’t take the opportunity to tackle home security during a remodel, you may never get around to it and could end up wishing you had. Instead, strike while the iron is hot. Home Improvement Leads explains why a renovation is a perfect opportunity to assess and incorporate extra security features for a safer home. Convenient Time to Consider Home Security Before you start a renovation, you and your contractor will both inspect and evaluate your home closely. This gives you a chance to assess any problem areas, such as jiggly locks on doors or windows, unlit outdoor areas, or blinds that don’t adequately obscure the interior. A remodel also gives you an opportunity to shop for new home furnishings, features, and appliances, which means you can keep security in mind while you browse products. If you have to buy new windows, doors, and lighting fixtures anyway, why not put home security at the forefront of your mind? Products Protecting Your Family are More Sophisticated than Ever The Sunview Essex series vinyl patio door is just one example of an advanced product designed with your family’s safety in mind. The secure five-point locking system comes standard, and the vinyl sash is reinforced with steel. Even standard Sunview doors come with optional lock upgrades, such as the Two Position Kick Lock, which functions as secondary reinforcement for your primary locking system. Windows and doors are prime break-in targets, so make sure you’re...