SecuraSeal Sliding Patio Door
Anyone who has ever had a sliding patio door knows the drill: The lock latches at a single, easily jimmied point, so real security requires keeping a broomstick or dowel rod stowed in the track of the door. The SecuraSeal Sliding Patio Door turns the entire 76-inch floor-to-ceiling edge of the door into a single, sturdy locking mechanism. The groove along the door's edge surrounds an expandable flange in the doorjamb. A switch on the jamb (rather than the door handle) engages the lock, further thwarting any attempt to disengage the lock from the outside.
A locking mechanism like this is the norm in Germany for both entry doors as well as patio doors. Windows work much the same way so there is very little chance of a simple jimmy to get it open. If I ever build a house, I will import all my doors and windows from Germany. Another thing I will get are the Germany metal window & door shutters, rouladen. Check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KePLmie7lE
Locks are wonderful deterrent for honest people to not become bad.
I dedicated thief sees this door as no problem.
Of course home electronic security systems are helpful as a deterrent to a bad guy!
Science sees no further than what it can sense.
Religion sees beyond the senses.
Very true Robot. Locks are only to keep honest people honest. Regarding the door, my sliding door also has a latch down low where you push it down and a pin drops into a bracket as a secondary lock; similar to the broom stick trick.
Science always asks "can we," but doesn't seem to ask "should we."