Securing Doors with Sidelights
The doors with sidelights added appeal and style to your home, but can also make it easier for a thief invade your home. Sidelights are narrow glass sections to fit on either side of your front or back door. Glass is often recorded, or tinted glass may contain other decorative elements. These side decorative lights can provide a quick entry to your home by an intruder, because it may break the glass and open the doorknob.
Instructions to make doors with sidelights: replace the glass on your side lights if it is standard glass. Another option is to use wired or laminated glass to provide additional security for this area on your input. Tempered glass and Plexiglas are much stronger than regular window glass. Consider installing a security system at home sound when the glass breaks.
Finally, to make doors with sidelights, measure the length and width of your flares. Buy wrought iron railings or protective wire mesh is placed on the sidelights. This does not prevent the glass from breaking, but makes it harder for a thief to reach into the opening side light to unlock the outer door. Do this on any front light that is 42 inches (106.68 cm) lock the door.