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Sliding glass doors present a very appealing target for burglars. They are probably the weakest point of a house's defenses. These doors usually employ a latch system as opposed to the stronger locks found on normal doors. They also slide back and forth on tracks and can be lifted off those tracks and removed altogether.
If you have an older sliding door you should have it replaced. Newer ones tend to be much sturdier and not quite as easy to get past. Here are a few things you can do to help secure these entry points.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|