- 3/16" x 3-1/2"
- Nickel finish
- Primary use to secure patio door in locked position
- Can be used on any sliding door or window
- Fasteners included
- Trap blister packaging
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- Weak Hardware
Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace Patio Door Security Pin:
This is a very simple security device to prevent a sliding patio door from opening should the lock be defeated. You drill a whole through the sliding glass door where it overlaps with its sister glass frame. Unfortunately, I encountered two problems that I did not have with a similar product from another hardware store.
1. Weak hardware - I drilled pilot holes to the size mentioned in the instructions. Two of the three screws supplied broke and sheared at the tip as I put them in. After the first two failed, I did not try the last one. The hardware from the competing store went right in, no problems. This has to be a fraction of a penny difference in cost for better hardware.
2. Notice on the round base, there's a center hole with a small cut. It's almost like a keyhole, and it's purpose is to fit the security pin - if the security pin at least had a small, matching nub. Then you could orient the pin, push it through the small cut, and twist the pin. This prevents an intruder from using something to knock the pin out from outside of the house. Notice the security pin has no such nub to twist and lock the pin. The competing hardware had one. Again, this has to be a fraction of a penny difference.
I'm willing to pay a bit more than a big box store to support my local Ace and small businesses, but these issues shouldn't occur in such a small, simple device.
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