In this article we’re diving into the topic of and how they can provide discreet peace-of-mind without ruining the look and feel of the area.
Is my secure?
Having double glazed patio doors installed, means you have already taken the sensible step to ensure you have a good level of for your home.
This is what we expect from manufacturers of modern, sophisticated systems.
Tucked away and out of sight, patio doors are most likely to be at the rear of a property, providing opportunity for far-reaching views and garden access.
Unfortunately, the large expanse of patio doors afford, not only give you a view that out but also burglars a great view into your property.
Most homeowners need not worry however, as today’s high-profile systems are built to withstand break-ins.
Modern developments in , professional fitting techniques and multi-point locking systems go a long way to protect our valuables.
Some people may find it reassuring to add an extra layer of . by installing an or mechanism to their , on top of the simple
Is this necessary or a marketing gimmick?
Sensors can be linked to mobile phones to send a notification that an has attempted to break-in through a .
patio doors and are sensors that sound if the is smashed. break detectors (sometimes known as shock sensors) can be fitted to
detectors can also send out an audible alert when it detects a continual tapping such as a burglar attempting to break the beading in order to remove the . (However, up-to-date methods require beading on the inside to ensure this can’t happen).
However, most sensors are those which become activated when the is opened. Made up of two parts, forming a circuit when kept parallel to each other, when the parts are separated (the opens), this triggers a control panel to sound an .
These are easy to install and can be purchased from a DIY store but ideally, fitted professionally.
Anti-lift devices are used on . They came about when intruders were able to take doors off their tracks and lift them out, whilst the remained locked.
Most systems these days are too sophisticated to allow this and anti-lift locks are often built into the profile of the .
For those who wish to enhance an old system, for instance, choosing this measure may offer them further piece of mind.
The patio anti lift devices simply fit to the top of the frame above the cross section uprights on both sides of the and are then adjusted to fit so that there is no opportunity to lift the doors.
bars and jammers
The provides a cost-effective way of stopping the movement of the . Generally, there are two types of bar.
The majority are fitted vertically under the handle and extend to the floor. Even when the is unlocked, it will be almost impossible to push the open.
Others are horizontal designs and most commonly used on hinged doors. The bar may be secured into the handles or else into the brackets bolted to the or wall.
Check with your supplier as to the best type of for your particular style.
The is tough and able to withstand a huge amount of pressure. Even if an manages to defeat the locks, the bar will prevent them from opening the .
This mechanism is easy to install and easily removed when not required.
Whilst all these measures are useful in terms of added best for patio doors lies within the itself., the fact remains that the
Toughened , double or triple glazing along with reinforced steel frames and internal beading all make it extremely difficult for unwelcome guests to gain entry into our homes.
When taking the step to install double glazing to your home, always ask your installer about these features and, when it comes to , always make sure you gain a good insight into the particular locking system of their products.
Without a doubt, multi-point locking systems offer the best to our homes. This type of bolts the (or ) into the frame and, as its name suggests, locks at multiple points, keeping your valuables safe.
The good news is that we can retain the smooth, stunning look that UPVc or aluminium doors offer our home. Aesthetics are never compromised – homeowners need not feel they have to add clunky sensors, bars or bolts – whilst the mechanism is hidden within the product, out of our view and, more importantly, out of view of unsuspecting burglars.
Its time the intruders were alarmed…at the level of that modern double glazing promises.
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Hi, Matt here! I started out almost 20 years ago as a teenager working in the family business fitting doors, windows and conservatories. I now run this website to share the best tips and advice for anyone looking to get a good deal on double glazing.