When it comes to your patio doors, security is of the utmost importance. Many people overlook this and assume that their patio doors are automatically safer because they’re at the rear of the home, which is not traditionally as accessible as the front. However, burglars will commonly look for ways to get into a property where they are least likely to be seen. This means that the rear of your home — where an intruder may be hidden from view by tall foliage or fencing — can be a more tempting place to attempt entry than at the front of the property. An added bonus for the burglar is that many people do not take extra security measures in this area by ensuring their patio doors have up to date locking systems or by using additional security accessories if they do not.
Our French doors have the benefit of being available with an additional security upgrade, which you can also buy on its own for existing French doors in your home. The PatLock is an ingenious device which acts almost like a steering lock does on a car. The lock fits over the handles on the inside of the door, stopping them from being turned and preventing the doors from being moved apart. This will ensure your French doors stay closed and secure even if your lock is picked.
The overall general security of new French doors is very high, and we will only source doors from manufacturers who have a proven track record of manufacturing strong and secure doors which adhere to UK security standards. We’d be happy to talk to you about additional security features should they be needed, but with multipoint locking and toughened glazing as standard, our French doors will do a great job of keeping your home secure.
These days Sliding patio doors are manufactured with excellent security features, although this was not always the case. Back in the 70s and 80s, sliding doors could be lifted off their runners with the right tools. This meant that intruders would not have to deal with the locking mechanism at all, making it a very quick and easy way of gaining entry. All of our Sliding patio doors are now manufactured to ensure that this cannot happen. What’s more, they’re also fitted with multipoint locking systems, which means the door is locked to the reinforced frame in multiple places, considerably reducing the risk of the doors being forced open.
For additional security, you may want to have internal deadbolts fitted so that the door cannot be opened even if the lock is compromised. Our engineer will be able to advise you on the various options during your free measuring survey.
Our Bi Fold doors have a wide range of security features which come as standard on all sizes and specifications. The main lock itself operates a multipoint locking system which secures the door to the frame in no less than 8 places. This prevents the frame and the door itself from being pried away from each other and also helps the door withstand impact. At the top and bottom of the door, two deep throw hooks and anti-lift bars keep it securely in place. Large shoot bolts at the top and bottom of the doors also help to stave off any attempts at forced entry. With high security hinges and frames coming as standard to complete the list, you can see why many households are choosing Bi Fold doors as their patio door replacement.
To make your house as secure as possible, you may also be interested in our full range of home security products, including patio door locks and safety accessories as well as house alarms and smoke detectors.
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