Patio doors are inherently different from other doors and so are their locks. There are different kinds of patio locks.
- Clasp Locks
These are the most popular locks for sliding glass doors. This is for a variety of reasons, one of which is that they are relatively simple to use.
- Foot Bolts
For those who want to lock their door from the bottom up, this choice are ideal. A foot bolt is just what it sounds like: a bolt that secures your patio door at the foot.
- Cylinder Locks
A cylinder lock, also known as a pin tumbler lock, is a type of door locking mechanism. The mechanism employs a set of pins of varying lengths that follow the key’s pattern. The pins shift into the correct location when the key is inserted, allowing the key to be turned and the door to be opened.
- Security Bar
When compared to locks and other door security systems, door security bars provide a superior level of protection. While some models are just a pound in weight, they can withstand up to 350 pounds of force.