Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 26
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh "adjustable" means "doesn't stay locked"
After drilling this into my aluminum framed sliding door with the included wood screws, I discovered something that isn't very helpful. The adjustable function doesn't allow the bar to stay locked in one place. It slides in and does not keep the door locked secure. The aluminum locking tab just scrapes on the aluminum telescoping bar instead of holding it tight. This allows anyone to just open the door when the bar is down.
It does hold the telescoping bar in place occasionally but with a small amount of shaking of the sliding door, the bar releases the telescoping lock and just slides right open. Nice and easy for anyone seeking entry into your home when the bar is down.
I'm returning this and now have nice holes in the door and frame of my sliding glass door. Thanks!
June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FixitmanArizona Pretty much junk
First, if you have metal or fiberglass over metal, you will need a drill to put the ends of the bar in place. Then while putting the screws in they will break off, as they are wood screws. If self drilling sheet metal screws were included, not made of pot metal, it would be helpful.
Also, once you put the bar in place and "lock" it for length, simply jiggle the door, and the locking mechanism will release, allowing the door to be opened. In order to make it hold, you will have to drill a hole through the two pieces and put a screw through them. This makes it not adjustable, but it will hold it, until someone jiggles it enough to make the screws on the ends fall out, and/or the whole thing crumples.
Get a piece of wood... an old broom handle will do.. cut to length, and place it at the bottom of the door, it will hold much better.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BstonJoker Mine Works Great!
I bought for my house, my wife and I discovered that the lock on our sliding door can be opened just by moving the door back and forth to trip the spring. We went out and got this product and tested it over and over and never had one issue. Matter of fact, sometimes when I come home from work to take my dog out, I forget that it was even there because it blends in perfectly. I have recommended this to friends.
April 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GiGi Adjustable bar does not lock in position
This bar is adjustable, but what good is it if the lever that supposedly locks it at the desired length doesn't work? The door opens right up. Too bad I didn't find out until I installed the whole thing. Now I have to take it down and return it. Why make and sell something totally ineffective? Absolute junk.
May 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony SECURITY BAR
This would have got a 5 Star Rating except for the Lever Activator - it needs to click into position & stay there but unfortunately it doesn't lock tight! This is crucial as it determines the size you are customising the security bar. I am going to try some sort of clip to fix this - but you shouldn't need to do this!!
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jxgdfxng love it
love it , easy to use, easy to install, home is more safe and secure
January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ExCTCoupleInTX Adds a bit of a sense of security
The sliding glass patio door in the home we purchased only had the flimsy latch. We added the bar, a foot lock and an upper bolt lock. While the security bar is the outside visible 'security' on the door, we are hoping all 4, the 3 we installed plus the original latch will be enough to help prevent unwanted easy access. The product works but I would not have it be the only security measure.
May 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by alangski Failed
I bought this and installed it. In less than 2 years it easily failed when a burglar used a screwdriver to wedge the patio door against it on-off-on-off a few times and the locking mechanism released so the bar could slide into itself freeing open the door. So we were burglarized of a couple thousand dollars of property. Try it yourself and watch it release. The problem is not that a burglar may learn this, but that purchasers of the product don't also know it already. So said responding Police Officer.
August 30, 2013