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.

Apartment and Dorm Security

When it comes to Apartments and Dorms with Sliding Glass Doors the first thought is that you can’t install something that is permanent, because of the rules of the buildings..  Lockking Security Bars for Sliding Glass Doors are Removable when needed, but will stay in place until.

Lockking uses 3M  VHB Double Sided Industrial Foam Tape to secure the security bar to the sliding glass door, similar to the tape that holds moldings on a car.  It is extremely strong, but can be removed without any damage to the door, and take the security bar with you to your next residence.

This convenience make it possible for Renters of Apartments and Students in Dorms to have the Extra Security for their Sliding Glass Doors.

Lockking Security Bars/Locks for Apartments and Dorms