how to fit dead locks to patio doors – sliding patio door dead locks

Sliding patio door dead lock

Sliding patio doors are thin on the ground compared to French style Upvc patio doors but if you do still have a set fitted and would like to add security or because the locking units are becoming scarce for replacements and you need to secure your sliding patio doors we have created a short guide to help assist you in fitting deadlocks to your sliding patio doors.


1. Select a good quality deadlock preferably in the colour of your sliding patio doors

2. Using a pencil mark out your drill points in the correct position (height wise) so it’s accessable by all all need to use the lock.

 Dead lock fitted to sliding patio door

3.use a small enough drill bit so that the screws “bite” and secure the deadlock in position. (A good quality deadlock will come with quality screws but cheaper locks will have cheap screws that snap when you screw)

4. Once the deadlock is secured your next step is to make a hole on the door frame for the dead bolt to fix into securing the door – on the bolt mark with pencil and close the door to its fully closed position, push the key end of the bolt so it’s makes contact with the door frame, this should leave a mark of the bolt and will be your drilling point.

Patio door dead bolt in the closed position

5. Use a large enough drill bit so you can fit the bolt keep that came supplied with the patio door deadlock and push or tap into position and check you deadlock is working correctly.


And that’s it your sliding patio doors now have a deadlock fitted, more locks can be fitted for additional security and locks can be keyed alike so you operate all locks with a single key. For further questions about installing deadlocks to sliding patio doors or to book a member of our team to install patio door deadlocks on your sliding patio doors call us on 01159320195

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Install a keysafe

Need to install a keysafe follow these simple tips to locating and drilling.
Not all keys safes are alike make sure you have the correct keysafe for your premises contact us for more information and free advice on 0115 9870084

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Lock Changes Nottingham Locksmiths

Whether your moving to a new home in Nottingham, lost a key or need to upgrade locks to meet insurance criteria the friendly, qualified and reliable Nottingham locksmith team are on hand. Our locksmiths carry a huge range of locks that will quickly secure your property in just one visit. 

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When you move into a new property in a Nottingham don’t have any doubt in who could have a copy of your key/s and have one of our Locksmith Nottingham team call and change all exterior locks and be assured that only YOU have the only keys to your property. 

Lost or stolen keys

Lost keys and stolen keys are a security nightmare don’t run the risk that these keys can be used to gain entry to your property and have the lock or locks changed straight away. Our locksmiths are on hand day and night and can quickly act in you hour of need so that your property is secured and it’s contents protected.


Upgrade Locks

Do your locks need upgrade? Make sure the locks fitted to your property not only meet insurance criteria but are up to the job of protecting your property.

Get a Free lock security check by one of our qualified Nottingham locksmith team and put your mind at ease or team can visit your home and quickly  if you need a upgrade.

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