When You’re Away from Home

Lockking Security BarsYou always want your Home Safe and Secure when you’re at home, but how about when you’re away.  If you travel you would want the Peace of Mind while you’re gone.

Nothing can stop a determined burglar, but usually they are in and out in a short period of time.  If it’s to much work they will leave.  So you want to make  it tougher for a burglar to have access to your home.  Deterrents are what you want.  Alarms are deterrents as are barking dogs, but the dog’s probably with you or at a kennel.

It would be nice if you could press a button and a shield would cover your home, but that’s wishful thinking (maybe in the future).  Alarm systems alert authorities, but there still is a little time before they get to your home, so the burglar, if he knows what he’s doing can be gone with the goods before anyone shows up.  I think alarms are great, if you have neighbors that are alert to have a watchful eye.

So what we want to look at are the points of access to your home.  Front Door(s) ,Back Door(s),Garage Door(s),Windows and Sliding Patio Doors.

Windows of course are vulnerable.  Windows generally have pretty good locks, if they are made in the last 20 years.  Front Doors and Back Doors can use dead bolts which are very effective if installed correctly.  Garage Doors can be secured from the inside with a pin on the track to prevent opening.

Then we have the Patio Door or Sliding Glass Door, depending on which part of the country you are in, but still the same door.  These doors can be easy to break in.

Some, if not properly adjusted can be lifted up off their track and pushed in, easy access. {Note: Here is a link to a Blog that can help with this problem:  http://lockking.org/how-to-raise-your-sliding-glass-door} But mostly it’s the lock or latch this is ineffective.  You can place a stick between the door and the side jamb, and that will work, but it can be a pain to deal with, literally, constantly bending over to remove it, forgetting to put it back, children and pets playing with it, it really isn’t practical, just a band aid.  Lockkings Security Bars can be installed at different heights, but the most common is at handle height.  From across the room you can see if the door is locked or unlocked, this adds to your Peace of Mind.

There are many locks available, maybe I’m bias but I believe that Lockking’s Security Bar/Lock is the best solution.  Installed at handle height, it will work as a deterrent as well as a security bar.  It’s easy to use, so no more bending over to pick up a stick.  If you have a Pet Door Panel you know that they are difficult to secure.  Lockking has solutions for that.

The best way to show anyone the benefits of a product is to show them a Video of it in action.  Lockking’s website offers all types of videos.  Check them out at www.lockking.org for the best solution for your sliding glass door.

Seniors and Home Security

Seniors and Security

 

If you’re anything like me, any changes in routine can be unsettling.  From a change in a doctors appointment, to an unexpected visit from my grandkids… I guess as you get older, your ‘Life Box’ seems to become smaller. It feels  more secure when life goes along at the regular daily pace. Your home is part of your Life Box.  Changes seem larger as we age. Most changes are fine, of course, but their effects are greater than they would have been, say, twenty years ago.

family for Lockking Security Bars

 

The most noticeable changes are your home, car and family.  Take your car for instance.  You don’t want anyone breaking into it so you are more cautious where you park, locking it faithfully and perhaps setting an alarm.  The same concerns should apply to your home.  Knowing where all the vulnerable places are in your home and safe guarding them in what ever means you can.  You lock your door every time you leave or return.  You check all the doors at night before you go to bed.  You put sticks in the windows to prevent them from being opened from the outside.  This may seem a little paranoid, but it’s basic common sense if you don’t want home intrusion.

 

You can have an alarm system installed, but you have to remember to turn it on and off and it can be costly.  Signs outside your home indicating that you have an alarm system.  Or, possibly a sign indicating you have an unfriendly dog.  Home security brings peace of mind, particularly in hard economic times.

 

If you put sticks in your windows,  that works fine, as they are easy to move.  Your doors have their own security with a lock in the handle and a dead bolt lock.  So now you have your window and doors covered, there’s only one thing left. Not all homes have one, but most do – a sliding glass door.  Most sliding glass doors have very inadequate locks.  They can be bumped or “rocked” from the outside and become unlatched.  Of course, high end doors have better locks on them, but there’s always a way to unlatch them.  If you have a sliding glass door you might want to raise the sliding door as high as it will go to take the play or wiggle out of it.  This is done simply by screwing in or out the adjustment screws at the bottom of the door.

 

After making this adjustment,  you would still want to put in some kind of bar to prevent the door from opening if don’t feel comfortable with the latch.  There are many after-market devices for sliding glass doors from foot levers, to pins, and security bars.  When choosing a security device, remember you want it to be easy to use.  With back problems prohibiting bending up and down, or perhaps opening and closing your doors from a wheel chair, you’ll want to choose something that aids you in the task.  One of the best locks on the market comes from a company in Oregon, JTC Solutions.  Their objective is to provide a security bar that is visible as a deterrent; is easy to install, and, of course, is easy to use. LockKing Security Bars provide each of these. The LockKing can be installed at different heights in your sliding door to accommodate your needs.  Set high, they add to the security of children. In locked position, it is visible – so you can see that you remembered to lock your door.

 

Once installed, LockKing moves easily with the door because of its self-adjusting articulating features. This means it like your arm with your hand and shoulder attached to the sliding door and the side jamb.  Then your elbow is the articulating part.  When in the locked position no one can slide the door or open it from the outside.  It must be locked from the inside and therefore prevents locking yourself out.  It can’t be jimmied, and being in full sight from the outside adds a deterrent.  So check out LockKing Security Bars – read what customers have to say.  I know you will find them a lot better than any security bar on the market.lockking security bars

Commercial Security Bar for Sliding Glass Doors

The manufacturers of Lockking Security Products has developed a new version of their Residential Sliding Glass Door Lock/Security Bar, The Commercial Model.

Illustration of Lockking Commercial Security Bar

This new model has a Tamper Proof adjustment , pre-drilled holes in the end brackets to prevent removal.

The Self Adjusting, Articulating Security Bar is constructed of aircraft grade aluminum and Made in USA.

As with all Lockking Security Bars, a 3M VHB™ double coated Industrial Grade acrylic foam tape with super high bond adhesive secures the security bar to the sliding glass door .

The Lockking Security Bars come in White, Black and Silver (clear coat).

Please View Product Line and other information at: http://www.lockking.org

Sliding Glass Door Security/ A Real View

Not long ago, I received a call from a woman whose brother was a quadriplegic. She was intent on eliminating his struggles opening and closing, locking and unlocking his sliding door. Her brother used a stick in the railing with a string attached to it. She had been researching the internet for a solution, looking for a security bar – one that would fit in his large-sized sliding door. Her search brought her to Lockking Security Bars.Operation of Lockking Secutiy Bar

A very large focus of the media is security, everything from securing our borders to home invasions; with daily news from crime against homes to crime against businesses. Many home devices are unable to withstand a break-in, although any security device will definitely deter a break-in by sight. An estimated 1 in 3 homes have a sliding door and most homes have sliding windows, making a good, strong security bar a valuable tool in home security. Some windows in a home are in a vulnerable place by sight or by foliage, and with that in mind, a security bar is a very unique security product for sliding doors and sliding windows. It is set in the door, with one end attached to the sliding door and the other end attached to the jamb. No tools are necessary for installation, adding easy placement. An important part of this security bar is its ability to perform at any height in the door.

Action of Lockking Security Bar

Unlike some products with a similar description of “security bar”, security bars works with the door, opening fully. Because it can be set at any chosen height, our security bar eliminates bending over to pull up a stick or move some kind of fixed lock. The bar moves with the door back and forth, and a simple push down on the bar will lock it. The reverse action unlocks the door. Once in a locked position, the bar prevents any movement such as jiggling of the door, preventing removal of the door itself from the outside. This product overcomes many obstacles encountered by our seniors, handicapped and disabled homeowners. Installed at any convenient height, everyone can easily lock and unlock, open and close the door it can be modified to fit any size door, which gives wheelchair users the convenience and security they need. Lockking Security Bar closing

When placed out-of-reach, parents have added security for their children, preventing unseen access to such things as the backyard or swimming pool. This unique product has found its way into many homes, including a home of 11 children with disabilities ranging from autism to CP giving the caretakers added security and peace of mind. An Alzheimer’s home has set the security bar high in the door under the blinds, giving out of sight and reach to many, preventing “wandering” of patients. Parents and caretakers can see the bar from across the room or house. The children are quiet, maybe too quiet. With a glance – the bar is in place, peace of mind is back. We like that.

My name is Ty Chambers, I authored this article and manufacture Lockking Security Bar to fix the problems that occur with sliding glass door locks. The name of my company is JTC Solutions LLC. I offer several products from residential to commercial security bars for sliding glass doors and patio doors. We also now offer the same product for pet owners with sliding glass doors and pet panels.

Our link to our website is http://www.lockkingonline.com

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Pet Door Security

There are many types of pet doors available, some have openings through hindged doors others through walls but what we want to address now are the types that work with sliding glass doors. These types of pet doors for sliding glass doors are generally called Pet Door Panels.  These panels fit along side of the sliding glass door when closed.

The Pet Door Panels are installed on the same side where the handle is.  When you close the sliding glass door against the Pet Door Panel it creates the doggie door.

Then Pet Door Panels are a great solution for a doggie door with a sliding glass door.  Each manufacturer has their own instructions and ways to secure the Pet Door Panel against the jamb and the slidng door.

With the sliding door attached to the Dog Panel, and the Dog Panel attached to the jamb, the unit is still not secured.  Most manufacturers latches are inadequate without the Dog Panel in place so there is little security with the Dog Panel in place. There are several types of practical methods to secure the Sliding Glass Door.  The most common is putting some kind of device between the sliding door and the side jamb.  One of the best devices is the Lockking Security Bar.

 This security bar is self adjusting and articulates with the door, it moves with the door when it opens and closes and a simple push down locks the door and panel securely.

 The Lockking Security Bar is constructed of aircraft quality aluminum and anodized in clear and black.

 The product is very effective and well built.  Lockking offers sizes for every type of Pet Door Panel.

 One big plus is that it is Made in America with a 5 year warranty on any mechanical defects.

To view this product use the following link:  http://www.lockkingonline.com

The Solution for Sliding Glass Door Security

Lockking Security Bar Articulating Action

The solution for securing sliding glass doors (patio doors) is LockKing Articulating Security Bars.

This New invention will solve most of the problems that occur locking a typical sliding glass door. Made of Aircraft quality aluminum and Anodized to withstand years of use,  the Lockking Security Bar is unique in it’s simple patent pending design.

The security bars comes in 3 basic sizes for 5′,6′ and 8′ sliding glass doors. There are custom sizes available per request for special Handicap doors, Doggie and Cat doors.

One of the special features of the Lockking Security Bars are that they are Made in USA.
The products can be viewed and purchased at www.lockking.org, www.lockkingonline.com,  and www.jtcsolutions.org.

 

Lockking Security Bars for Sliding Glass Doors/ Articulating Arm

Sliding Glass Doors or Patio Doors usually have a common problem, the latch or lock doesn’t work. Unless you own a very expensive door with a deadbolt system, you are like millions of other home owners or renters that have a less than adequate lock.

Many people use a stick or purchase a clamp on or screw on device that that may fix the problem temporarily. There are even some inexpensive hinged bars that the home owner has to cut to fit and screw into the door and jamb.

The problem with all of these products, even the stick is that you have to continually do something to it to make it work. Example: the stick, you have to remove it each time you want to
open the door and remember to put it back when you are done, you can’t see if it’s in place or not.  Hopefully the dog or child hasn’t run off with it.

With most systems on the market including the latch that came with the door, a burglar can easily pry the door open. The stick seems to be the cheapest most effective solution, but not the best solution.

What you need is the Peace of Mind knowing that you don’t have one more thing that you have to worry about and you can feel safe and secure about that vulnerable big piece of sliding glass.

That’s where Lockking’s Articulating Arm comes into play. Not only is it Easy to Install but to use,  it couldn’t be much Easier to Use.

Fitting between the sliding door and the side jamb it it provides the Perfect Solution to securing your sliding glass door.

Lockking Security Bar

Lockking Security Bar

Lockking Security Bars for Sliding Glass Doors
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