I am sure everyone that has a sliding glass door is aware of basic security
measures like placing a security bar in between the tracks of the doors. As
These are good deterrents for a criminal seeking to gain access by breaking
the lock or prying the door open. However, I have been enlightened by
someone who had a lifestyle of “breaking and entering”. This person who
will remain anonymous has since changed his life, and has shared some
insider information with me regarding some of his tactics. This will be the
first of a short series of articles about what I learned from him. My goal is
to help you better secure your home from some of the breaking and entering
techniques he shared with me. Now, I am sure most of us have used some
variation of the security devices shown above. However, this person had
methods for getting around such devices. He would simply shatter the glass.
Now you are probably wondering like I did about the nose. Well, apparently
the noise is very minimal if done right. What he and others like him do is
stand back from the target and throw a marble or a ball bearing, this
method shatters the glass but keeps it intact.
Unfortunately, all a thief has to do next is knock the small pieces of glass to
the ground as he walks through. Criminals may also use a “center punch”
tool to break the glass, how a tool like a center-punch can be used to break
into a sliding glass door is clear in the illustration below.
Now, if you know one thing about this blog it’s, if I present I problem I will
also provide a solution. Below is a simple window film that holds broken
glass intact. Although a criminal will still be able to break the glass, he will
not be able to simply walk through it with this film attached, not without a
major fight that will wake everybody up! So for your peace of mind I
encourage you to look into window film as an added security measure for
your sliding glass door. If you are interested in the window film click the
image below for more information. I hope you found this article helpful,
Godspeed in your safety!