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Tips On Good Patio Door Locks

Question:
Do you know any reliable after market locks for sliding patio doors? I’m not talking about those bars you put in the tracks, but an actual lock (like on a real door) you can use to secure it. Thanks.

Answer:

The best lock for a sliding glass patio door is a quality footlock. It’s like a deadbolt that you attach to the bottom of your door. To lock it, you just tap it with your foot and a metal rod extends into the track. Once set, your
patio door can’t slide open.

Example of a patio door footlock

Typical patio door footlock

Most hardware stores sell different types of footlocks. They usually run about $12-20, and all you need to install one is a drill. I just looked on Google and found several:

Patio door footlocks

You’ll find more information about footlocks and patio door securityhere: Patio Doors Locks and Security.

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