Sliding doors are typically secured with latches that are easily circumvented. Many home owners know that and correctly improve their sliding door security by placing a long metal or wooden dowel in the track to prevent it from opening.
However, many people are not aware of how easy it is to push up on a sliding door and pull it up out of the track. A modestly experienced burglar can gain access to your home in seconds.
Thusly, if you have a sliding door you should stop whatever you are doing and buy and install an anti-lift lock for less than $10. It attaches to your door and a pin extends into the frame which limits the movement necessary to pull the door out of the track.
Of course, another option for a home-invader is to smash the glass out and walk through the door frame. This tactic makes a lot of noise and some bad guys aren't that brazen. Their goal, in general, is to quietly enter, grab whatever is accessible, and quickly leave.
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