Every few years, it is a good idea to upgrade your home security. One aspect of home security is your door locks. However, have you thought about installing sliding door keypads? Is it even possible? We’ll discuss these points throughout the post.
The ability to install a sliding door keypad depends on the type of door and the amount of space between the glass and the door frame. Regular keypads, like Schlage and Kwikset residential keypads, need anywhere from 3-5 inches of space between the frame and the edge of the glass. This means that most residential keypads cannot be installed on a traditional vinyl sliding door. There are a few keypads popping up on the market that use an exterior latch that is secured to outside of the frame. These non traditional locks offer a stylish solution to installing a keypad to a sliding door, but do not cost as much as standard hardware that latches inside the door frame.