Latest Discussions : Windows & Doors

BV005951

06:52PM | 10/07/14
I have an exterior door that was installed before I moved in. the way it was installed has the pins for the hinges facing outside so someone could easily break in by popping the pins out.
How can I fix this?

David, Moderator

07:46PM | 10/07/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
262 lifetime posts
Hi there
Yea, not a good situation.
You can buy hinges that have little lock pins that lock the pins in place. The pins can only be removed with the door open and lockpins removed.
Good luck
David

BV005973

03:16PM | 10/10/14
Good thinking to recognize that this is an issue. David is right. There are security pins that can be used to help in this situation. They're screw-like pieces that you use in place of the hinge mounting screws. When the door is closed, they lock together. This means that even if someone removes the hinge pins, the door will stay locked.

AmericanChoiceWindows

03:17PM | 10/10/14
Member Since: 10/01/14
14 lifetime posts
Logo small
Good thinking to recognize that this is an issue. David is right. There are security pins that can be used to help in this situation. They're screw-like pieces that you use in place of the hinge mounting screws. When the door is closed, they lock together. This means that even if someone removes the hinge pins, the door will stay locked.

(Sorry, the post above was me and I wasn't logged in.)


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button

Anonymous

Post new button or Login button
Register