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Bar the door.

In your March/April issue, you had an excellent article entitled "Protecting Your Home." One area, however, was not covered. Recently when talking with a local police office, I discovered the patio door is a favorite place for burglars to enter your home. Your patio door does not have a deadbolt, and the lock is not the strongest and can be popped loose easily with a crowbar. The officer suggested a guard bar laid in the channel of the patio door to make it impossible to open when the lock is "jimmied." I found a polyurethane model at that fits my door and lets me leave the door open about three inches for ventilation without compromising safety.

Jack J. Carney

Urbandale, Iowa
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Author:Carney, Jack J.
Publication:Saturday Evening Post
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jul 1, 2008
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