Simple Window Security Trick That Costs Less Than $2

Do you think your sliding windows and sliding glass doors are closed and locked? You can remove all doubt by using this simple security trick.
Cut a wood dowel to the size of the exposed window track when its closed and always keep the dowel in place to secure the window. Even if the window or sliding glass door isn’t locked, this simple security trick will make the window or door unmovable.
Dowels cost less than $2 and are found at any hardware store.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • cilla

    Thanks for the reminder! Besides helping the AC run much more efficiently, it’ll hopefully help my good ol’ AC last one more summer.