Luxury sliding patio doors can create the perfect architectural feature in affluent residences that seek maximum glazed surfaces to enhance breathtaking, uninterrupted views even further. Sliding patio door security is something we’re often asked about, and for good reason. After all, upon first glance, the sliding door’s typical high glass to frame ratio often puts homeowners on the back foot when it comes to assessing home security while considering effective patio door replacements.

Patio door manufacturing issues of the past, such as being lifted off their tracks with minimal effort, have also played their part in making homeowners uneasy about the security risks that sliding patio doors may pose to their loved ones and their most prized possessions. Fortunately, thanks to considerable advancements in patio door security over the last decade, this is certainly not the case today.

With spring just around the corner and summer close behind, coupled with COVID-19 continuing to threaten our rights to freedom, modern sliding patio doors present the ideal solution to alfresco entertaining, as well as providing essential ventilation for ‘COVID-secure’ indoor gatherings. So, if you are one of the many households contemplating a luxury renovation instead of a holiday abroad this year, carry on reading to find out more about security locks for sliding patio doors and to understand just how secure contemporary sliding patio doors truly are.

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What is the most secure patio door?

One-third the weight of steel, aluminium can be made to be just as strong, and in some cases even stronger, than steel. Incredibly robust yet much easier to shape than steel, aluminium’s lightweight and corrosion resistant properties make it an ideal construction material in both commercial and residential settings. Savvy-homeowners choose aluminium frames over timber and uPVC sliding patio doors for the simple fact that these two lesser door materials can be damaged under excessive force.

Furthermore, modern patio doors will have at least 3 locking points. However, premium aluminium sliding patio doors tend to have more. The combination of sophisticated interlocking doors and structurally bonded, reinforced double or triple glazing is what makes aluminium sliding doors stand out from the rest.

Sliding patio door lock mechanisms | What is a door interlock?

Interlocking aluminium sliding doors are incredibly secure, essentially automatically locking the door on both sides, meaning that one cannot open until the other has closed.

What is a structurally bonded door?

Typically used for frameless sliding glass doors, structural bonding chemically adheres the glass to the outer frame, effectively preventing it from being removed or taken apart. Removing the need for beading also allows for slimmer sightlines.

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Evoslide vs Evoglide vs Evoslide47 – What’s the difference when it comes to security?

Evoglide patio door security features

  • Secure five-point integrated locking system
  • Slim 25mm interlock
  • Seamless structurally bonded double glazing
  • Triple glazing, toughened & specialist glazing options
  • Motorised version completely conceals the sash within the frame when closed

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Evoslide patio door security features

  • Secure five-point integrated locking system
  • Ultraslim 20mm interlock
  • Seamless structurally bonded double glazing

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Evoslide47 patio door security features

  • Tested to PAS 24 security standards
  • Secure five-point integrated locking system
  • Classic 47mm interlock
  • Internally beaded double glazing

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Sliding door security | How can I make my patio door more secure?

Indulging a diverse range of sumptuous properties and lavish lifestyles, our attractive aluminium sliding patio doors are designed with the utmost security and style in mind. Contact us today and find out why discerning South East residences are turning to prestigious NÜEVO HOME sliding patio door installations to thoroughly secure their homes for the foreseeable future.

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