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How Can Folding Sliding Windows and Doors Improve Home Security?

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Home security is paramount for many homeowners. Your home is your sanctuary and the last thing you want is to feel unsafe. To keep trespassers out and ensure your family’s well-being, folding sliding doors and windows can help. Their unique technology makes them ideal for bolstering home security. With features like concealed locks and encapsulated running gear, folding sliding windows and doors make it difficult for intruders to break through. In this article, we will be going over some of the security features of our doors and windows that can help ensure your safety.

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Why is Home Security Important?

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Before we delve into the security features of our products, it is important to recognize why homeowners should prioritize the security of their properties. Without a secure home, your property is vulnerable to criminal activity—regardless of whether you are home or not. Many thieves may try and break in simply to see if you have anything of value inside. For example, expensive electronics or valuable jewelry. Additionally, home security can improve the resale value of your house. This is because a lot of modern buyers see home security as a bonus. Even if you don’t plan on selling your home, a secure property will give you the peace of mind you need to feel comfortable. 

How do Folding Sliding Doors and Windows Keep me Safe?

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  1. Encapsulated Running Gear 

Our folding sliding doors and windows ensure safety by keeping key components hidden away. For example, the running gear that allows our doors and windows to slide open and shut is encapsulated within the track. Having these essential parts tucked inside the frame prevents tampering or forced entry. This design not only enhances functionality but also keeps your home secure by minimizing vulnerabilities. Not all folding sliding doors and windows have this technology, which leaves them more susceptible to theft and breaking and entering. 

  1. Concealed Locking System

The lock on your doors and windows forms a key part of the safety of your home. Weak locks can make it easy for intruders to trespass. To prevent unwanted house guests, our doors have a concealed locking system for an added layer of security. Not only this, but our products also boast a 3-point multi-locking system, specially designed to reduce the chances of break-ins. The concealed locking mechanism allows for a sleek appearance and optimal security, creating a great first line of defense against unauthorized visitors. 

  1. Solid Steel Shoot Bolts

Another feature that our doors and windows possess is solid steel shoot bolts. If you’re not sure what a shoot bolt is, it’s a particular kind of door hardware that is used primarily to enhance security. These bolts are located near the edge of a door and work to keep the panels of your doors and windows stable. At FSDC, we use two sets of shoot bolts in the top and bottom tracks of our products. This ensures the best security and stability.

Other Security Features to Note

  1. Internally Glazed Panels

One of the best parts about investing in our folding sliding doors and windows is the fact that the glass is internally glazed. While this is great for durability, it is also extremely beneficial for security-conscious homeowners. Internally glazed panels make it nearly impossible for anyone to remove the glass from the outside. In most cases, to break in, the person would need to smash the glass first. This is not ideal for intruders, as it would likely cause too great of a disturbance or set off an alarm. Even then, if you’re concerned about someone breaking the glass, we offer dual and triple-glazing options for added strength. 

  1. High-Security Hinges

Finally, at FSDC, we use high-security hinges that stop unauthorized personnel from accessing your home. Our hinges prevent the pins from being removed and the hinges from being forced from the doors/windows. By incorporating this technology, the overall security of the installation is much stronger. Thus, making sure that all entry points in your home are not vulnerable to outside attacks. 

Contact us Today About Folding Sliding Windows and Doors!

Folding sliding windows and doors are an excellent security investment. From the 3-point locks to the hard-to-break glass panels, these doors and windows will undoubtedly keep your home and belongings safe. If you’re interested in having folding sliding glass doors and/or windows installed in your space, contact us today! We would be happy to help you discover the world of custom folding sliding doors. Be sure to check out our social media for pictures of past projects we’ve been a part of. Also, don’t forget to check back next month for more window and door-related content.

We look forward to working with you !