The Patio Door Guardian effectively secures and childproofs sliding patio doors in homes and balcony doors in apartments/condos. Created with home security in mind, this lock is also ideal for childproofing. Prevent children from leaving the home unattended. Attractive and functional, the Patio Door Guardian also allows you to lock the door with a 3″ gap for ventilation. It works on right and left handed doors. The Patio Door Guardian is white.
Q:is this spring loaded ?
Yes this is spring loaded. You can turn the lock a quarter turn to keep in in the unlocked position if desired. If not set at a quarter turn the spring will automatically lock when the door us put back in the closed position.
Q:Can this be installed on a triple slider
I’m not real familiar with the way they are tracked but I don’t see why not. I absolutely love mine, I can keep my door open and feel safe at the same time. I found a video on Youtube showing the install that helped me understand how it worked, that might be the best way to find out.
Q:is there a similar item that does not need drilling, just stick on velcro sides
Yes The 3M Guardian Safety Lock by Meranto Technology Inc. uses 3M Very High Bond Tape and does not require drilling. You can find this product at www.thedoorguardian.com
Q:Does this particular product come with the keeper plate (the picture doesn’t show it)?
I am not sure if this will answer your question…. If by keeper plate you are referring to the plate that gets screwed into the top track so the bar from the lock goes into it, then yes it does come with that yes you are correct it does not show that in the picture. The top plate has a slant to it so that when you go to close the door it slides up the slant then the bar from the lock automatically slides over the plate and into the hole. This was a little hard to install, just took a little more effort than I had thought that it would. It is hard to see up into the track and drill the…
I am not sure if this will answer your question…. If by keeper plate you are referring to the plate that gets screwed into the top track so the bar from the lock goes into it, then yes it does come with that yes you are correct it does not show that in the picture. The top plate has a slant to it so that when you go to close the door it slides up the slant then the bar from the lock automatically slides over the plate and into the hole. This was a little hard to install, just took a little more effort than I had thought that it would. It is hard to see up into the track and drill the pilot holes for the the top bracket (Keeper Plate ?). BUT now that I have it installed it works great! I have them installed on two sliding doors and it is so much better than anything else that I have tried. I have had these installed since April of 2014 and have had no problems with them at all. Hope this helps.
Q:Can I install this to the bottom track? My Patio doors are tall and I would not be able to reach the top.
I would have to say no, you can’t install it on the bottom due to the door track being in the way. Plus, when installed the bolt receiver needs to have clearance which it has on the top. Since the bolt is spring loaded though, you could always attach a short string/rope to it so you could pull it down while you open the door.
Q:Can a 3 or 4 year old unlock it if they are able to climb up and reach it? My son is an escape artist. He can reach anything in our by climbing.
He would have to be able to reach the top of the glass sliding door. Then you have to pull the knob down while twisting it to unlock it.
Q:Can an adult open the door from the outside? Can it be used to keep kids outside?
No…the lock is inside of the door..the lock has two position… Once the lock is on the track..the door can’t be opened…unless you are in the inside..the lock has a spring level..so you have to be careful not to lock yourself out..yes it keeps the kids outside…like I said the lock is on the inside of the door..
Q:can it be used with door blinds
If your referring to doors with binds built into the glass then yes.
Q:Will this work on a pocket door?
No, definitely not! but a pin or nail on a short chain with a hole drilled on the top of the door will!!
Q:How much space does it need on the door to fit properly? My door only has about 1/2 an inch because of a metal grip.
The lock fits at the top of the door and should not be impacted by the handle unless the metal grip you mentioned is mounted at the top of the door
That should work if the doors are not together. One for each door.
Q:Can it be used on a screen door?
It works great on the glass door but I don’t think the screen door would be secure enough.