Book an appointment

Book an
Appointment

Finance options

Design Your
Dream Door

Request a callback

Request a
Call Back

Christmas opening hours | Closed from Friday 21st December | Open from Wednesday 2nd January

How to secure French doors from burglars

Grey coloured timber french doors
French doors are highly sought after by homeowners who love their elegant styling, large portions of glazing and ability to ventilate homes. Sadly however, they’ve found themselves targeted by burglars from time to time. But don’t threat just yet, because there are ways you can secure them, which we’ve looked into for this blog.

Using a reputable installer

This should be your first point of call for ensuring security. A poor installation is likely to result in French doors which are inadequate in a number of areas, security being one of them.

Glass

The glass area on French doors is a large security risk. Usually, burglars tend to break one of the glass panels, creating enough space for them to put their hand inside and unlock the doors. Making sure toughened glass is fitted will make breaking any glass panels significantly more difficult. Lifestyle Windows fits toughened glass in our French doors as standard.

Cylinder locks

A common method of entry is via a technique known as lock snapping. This is where the cylinder is broken before the lock is manipulated to open. This problem is quite common with doors that have been fitted with inadequate euro cylinder locks. Ensuring anti-snap lock cylinders have been fitted is a way of preventing yourself from falling victim to this method of entry.

Hinges

Hinges which are not properly secured to the frame are able to be removed. However, if security hinges are fitted, removing them will be far more difficult. If they haven’t been fitted, you can fit your hinges with screws which are at least 3 inches long.

Multi-point locking system

Making sure multi-point locks have been fitted is an important method for increasing security. Without them, the doors aren’t secured at multiple points around the frame and can easily be manipulated open with enough force. We ensure to fit multi-point locking systems on all of our French doors, so they’re not susceptible to this issue.

Securing French doors which are already installed

If you already have a set of French doors installed, you can help secure them from burglars in the following ways:

Lifestyle Windows is a highly reputed installer of French doors; we supply them in either uPVC, aluminium or timber and use only the latest security hardware. If you’d like a set for your home, get in touch today on 0800 783 6502.

Our customers' feedback is important to us!

We are proud to have received over 500 customer reviews on independent platforms

5/5

We would like to thank Chris and his team for their professionalism before and during the job

I would have no hesitation in recommending Lifestyle Windows and Conservatories to anyone looking for home improvements.

Reviews

5/5

Fabulous, professional service

Fabulous service from start to finish. I highly recommend Life Style, for their quality products and professional and helpful staff.

Yell

10/10

Replacement UPVC window

Quick and efficient, polite and friendly, good product.

Checkatrade

5/5

Brilliant local company, very professional

Highly recommended.

Facebook

5/5

Lifestyle Windows Ilkeston

…the finished job was amazing even better than I expected I am over the moon.. I definitely made the right choice employing lifestyle too do the work.

Which

5/5

We ordered French doors with side windows and another window to match from the residence 7 range

…we like the company and we like the product, we won’t hesitate to use Lifestyle windows again.

Reviews

10/10

Installation of window and door all double glazed units

Fitters worked very hard. Friendly and courteous, clean and tidy. Great team in the office. Recommended to anyone.

Checkatrade

10/10

Replacement of old existing conservatory with new and recoating unview old base

Professional and carried out to a very good standard working in difficult and restricted access conditions.

Checkatrade

5/5

Lifestyle windows, Lifestyle windows is a must

I would always recommend lifestyle windows to every one, very friendly, hassle free, reliable, trustworthy and do an amazing job.

Yell

5/5

Absolutely love Lifestyle

Had a conservatory a few years back, and now just had our windows fitted and they are and look amazing! Always good advice given by Chris, and a brill work force. wouldn’t use any other company, definitely highly recommended!

Facebook

5/5

A friend suggested we try Lifestyle

What a difference, friendly helpful staff, not pushy at all, who looked after us. The price and product quality were just what we were looking for.

Google

5/5

We chose Lifestyle to have our 15 year old conservatory replaced with a Livinroof

From start to finish we were very impressed with the professionalism of Chris and all his team from the fitters, plasterer and office staff.

Reviews

10/10

Replaced 8 windows, French doors and main door composited

Excellent service and workmanship. Very well made product. Professional and friendly company. No pressure salesmanship.

Checkatrade

5/5

Very impressed by this company

The price was very reasonable, and the quality of their products was very impressive… During the actual fitting period, they were very diligent, and the workmanship was superb. Would definitely recommend them.

Google

5/5

Fantastic job well done

Very good overall experience. Fitters worked very hard and were friendly. They left my place clean and tidy would recommend to anyone.

Which

10/10

1 patio door and 2 std doors fitted

No fuss, no mess good price, good quality products and workmanship. A pleasure doing business with them.

Checkatrade

5/5

Looking to make our conservatory usable in the winter and not like a greenhouse in the summer

…process was managed very professionally by Chris and every single trades person were polite, tidy and did a first rate job.

Google

5/5

Could not fault them

3 doors all fitted the same say. No fuss, no mess, good price. Good quality product and workmanship and excellent customer service. A pleasure doing business with them.

Which

5/5

Super service

Efficient, polite and professional. Good quality product.

Which

View more reviews

reviews.co.uk logoWhich? Trusted TraderGoogleFacebookCheckatradeyell logo

Proudly serving the East Midlands

We're a trusted local double glazing company in the East Midlands! Based centrally in Ilkeston, we serve across vast swathes of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

GET IN CONTACT