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Old 01-25-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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HI I just wanted to know does anyone know how to really secure your home. We are new to a area and happen to get a house with the sliding padio doors I don't trust those doors and we are upstairs alot. I seen something on the internet call window security film and bars for padio doors do anyone have any advice for secruing your downstairs windows and padio door.
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I have not seen them. I am leary of bars on doors/windows as it makes it difficult if God forbid there is a fire. Or is this something different?
We too have the same patio doors
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think one of the best things you can do is make sure everyone in the family is in the habit of keeping the doors locked at all times, even when you're in the house.

How about a dog that alerts when someone comes to the door?

If you're in a newish house I would have thought the windows would be secure short of being shattered (which you would hear).

For the patio door I would put a stick/rod in the track and install a sliding glass door lock pin similar to this: Sliding Glass Door Lock Pin 15301 by Prime Line Slide Co | DoItYourself.com
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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In Belgium all we did was put wooden dowls in the slots behind the doors. Easily and quickly removable, but they pretty much keep the doors from sliding.

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If the sliding half of the door is on the outside of the track it can be lifted out pretty easily so, as Goodmamn said, it should have a pin so that it cannot be moved up or down. A broom stick cut to the proper length laying in the track can also keep it from moving from side to side. As mentioned earlier. I have a small chain attacked to the end of mine and also to the door frame about waist high so I don't have to bend down to pick up the stick when I unlock the door.
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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On the bottom of your sliding door cut a broomstick and place in the runners. Cannot open doors that way.
Cheap and works great!
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Default security film

Hello we recently had some window film installed on our windows - we were recently burglarized. Contact Sherri Rose with Film FX (830)228-5040 make sure you ask for the prestige ultra security film and not just the window tint stuff. Film FX's staff was great to work with very professional and no pressure.

Apparently the burglary rate in SA is really high when we told our friends of our burglary we received several "welcome to San Antonio" responses.

A cheaper alternative would be to install a "glass break" sensor on your security system so that if someone breaks the glass your alarm immediately goes off.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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or just leave a note on the door letting the burglar know about your new gun and your desire to see the castle law in action

but seriously, the bar and pin thing is what I used when I had one and dogs and a security system help a lot too.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A little ironic that this topic was brought up today. My wife called me while I was at work this morning to tell me that she heard someone knocking on our sliding glass door. She never figured out what it was.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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It was me. I confess. From around the corner,I smelled the apple pie she was baking and was going to ask for a piece.
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