What else do you use aside from the built-in lock on your sliding door to keep your home safe from burglars? Is it an old broomstick? How about a 2 x 4 or PVC plastic tubing? Although these can help secure your sliding doors, smart burglars would still know how to break open your sliding door – by lifting the door off its track. So what should you use?
According to a post by Naples Daily News, installing a pin lock is the best way to secure your sliding patio door. It is also the recommended approach to securing sliding doors made by the National Crime Prevention Council and other crime prevention authorities. A pin lock works by preventing the door from being lifted off its track, as well as preventing it from sliding open. These locks can be affordably purchased at any local hardware store and are easily installed using a drill and a screwdriver. You can do the installation yourself or hire a trusted handyman, taking special care with the drilling step.