Bifold doors are often associated with conservatories. Conservatory’s design naturally offers thieves a good view of the room’s valuables and as such are sometimes more commonly broken into. This leads many people to think, unfairly, that bifold doors are less secure. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Bifold doors are harder to break into than French or sliding doors.
Due to bifold doors’ design, the inline tracking systems can make it very difficult for an intruder to lift the door out of the frame. To remove the door from this mechanism a thieve would have to remove a concealed gear alongside lock pins made from hardened steel. Thieves would need some pretty hefty equipment to break through these.
An additional security feature offered in many bifold doors is a multi-point locking system. Multipoint locking systems are simply locking systems with more than one locks. This makes bifold doors automatically more secure than most other doors as single-point systems can be kicked in easily.
Additional Security Features
Different security features can be added to bifold doors to increase your home or commercial property’s protection.
Additional locks can be added on to the multi-point system. This can include a drop-bolt or deadbolt. The more locks you have the more secure your bifold door will be.
Security screens can also be added for additional security. This helps mask your interior from prying eyes whilst keeping good visibility.
Alarms can be fitted link any door for additional security.
Childproofing features such as child locks can be added to make your door safer and secure. Zip-tie locks work well for small children. For older children, a top mounting child lock can be ideal.
Finally, make sure you invest in double glazing. It would be a shame to invest all of this time and effort into securing your bifold door to have your security exposed by thin, insecure single glazing that can easily be smashed.