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Are dog doors a security risk?

Are Dog Doors A Security Risk

Are dog doors a security risk? With the right dog door, they don't have to be. Here's why you should talk to a professional installer today.

Doggy doors are a great way to bring up a healthy and happy dog. They give your pet the freedom to go in and out to get fresh air or relieve itself. These doors can also be life-saving. To the dog owners, the entries give them the flexibility to stay outside their homes for longer hours. Due to these conveniences, a majority of people find these doors to be a perfect solution. That said, there is one issue that remains a challenge to many people: security. Are dog doors a security risk? The direct response to this question is both no and yes. So, before you can install one, it is important to understand the potential security risk to reduce the risk.

The Question Is, Are dog doors a security risk?

If you have a dog who often find ways of getting out, or if you clock long hour at work, then dog doors will be convenient for both of you. But they also have their downsides. One of the main concerns of installing a doggy door is safety lapses that come with it. Unfortunately, a dog door is not convenient for your dog only; it is also convenient for potential intruders. Potential burglars may find these doors as easy access points to your home.

Intruders can pepper spray your dog to gain access into the house. Besides thieves, wildlife may also intrude through the dog door. Some dog foods tend to attract scavenging wildlife. These predators may not be friendly and could harm your dog. Some may carry diseases.

While the thieves may not fit in some dog doors, they can still stick their heads to have a big picture of what is inside your house. The thieves may use other tools to widen the space to allow for easier entry. The fact that most homes with pet doors have high fences, to prevent dogs from roaming away, may give a potential burglar the privacy to carry out the damage.

Your dog may also escape through the backyard fence. Naturally, dogs are escape artists, and they are smart at it. An aggressive dog can climb a 6-foot fence without struggling. Even if it cannot go over the fence, it can find a way to go under.

So, how do you mitigate against the risks presented by dog doors?

Security Boss Dog Doors by MaxSeal Pet DoorsFortunately, a majority of modern doors have factored in the risks in their designs and features. You can combine their innovative designs with your own ideas to make doggy doors hard to break through even for the bravest burglar.

Some doggy doors have a security cover that makes the door more secure, and most of the pet doors can lock. Besides this, electronic options can control opening and locking using a type of color key. The key to making your door inaccessible is ensuring the door is installed the correct way by top rated service providers.

Dog door installation

If you are planning to install a doggy door, your priority should be to prevent intruders from entering your home. If a thief gets into your house and makes away with your household items, your insurer may not compensate if your home was not properly sealed. So, as you give freedom to your pooch, remember also to protect yourself.

Typically, dog door installations are more complex than installing an ordinary glass or wood door. It requires you to cut some part of the door or window. So, apart from the need to keep correct measurements, you also risk interfering with your home’s insulation, which can have a direct impact on energy efficiency. Installing right into glass also means that you have to maintain the structural integrity. You would, therefore, need to hire a professional installer to not only install the doggy door but to also recommend the best solution based on your situation.

If you want to install a dog door that offers convenience, is comfortable, supports a healthier lifestyle, and keeps away intruders, please talk to us. We will be happy to recommend the best in glass pet door for your home and offer a free quote. Glass pet doors are extremely versatile. They can be installed in storm doors, French doors, sliding glass doors and windows. With that said, let’s explore some of the dog door installation options.

If your home has sliding glass doors, then it makes it difficult for you to install a doggy door. Luckily, you can have a sliding glass dog door installed right in the glass. This type of glass dog door is functional and aesthetically appealing. You will find this to be a great solution if you want to let your dog to the backyard without erecting a new door. Since they occupy a small area and fit well with existing sliding glass doors, the pet doors are not obstructive.

In modern homes, French doors are used to bring out the timeless look and elegance of a home from inside and outside. The last thing you may want is to reduce the gorgeous look with a pet door. The best solution to maintain the elegance while reducing security risk and giving your dog the freedom it deserves is to install dog doors designed for French doors. Since most French doors are made of tempered glass, it is not easy to cut through without shattering. For smooth implementation, engage an expert.

A great way to give your dog the freedom of moving in and out while minimizing the risk of intruders using pet doors to access your home is to install a doggy door on a storm door . This way, you will not interfere with the design and structural integrity of your home. You also have control of what times your dog will go out.

Conclusion

While doggy doors offer flexibility and ton of freedom to you and your pet, they also pose a security risk. Fortunately, there are several viable options to mitigate the risks. Your main focus should be to get the right type of pet door for your home. You should also place emphasis on the technology and other additional installations that will reduce the security risk. Most importantly, minimize installation mistakes by hiring a professional. For professional dog door installation, count on Glass Dog Doors to fit the best quality pet doors.

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Glenn Weadock
June 8, 2022

Jason did a very good job and even came back to deal with a touch-up issue. I recommend him highly.

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Jami Radcliff
June 7, 2021

We highly recommend Jason and Through the Glass Dog Doors. Jason offered superior customer service throughout the process. He was informative, prompt, and communicated well from start to finish. We are impressed with the quality of the product and the install. Thanks, Jason!

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Catherine Sandon
June 3, 2021

Very pleased with my dog door! It has good insulation and very pleasing to the eye!

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Keri Roedel
May 24, 2021

Amazing. I am so thankful for the wonderful work that was done. My dog thanks you too.

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Heather Sullivan
April 30, 2021

Jason was response and attentive from start to finish! He replied within 24 hours of my initial inquiry and scheduled an appointment within a week. I had several questions and it's clear he really knows his craft. The door was received within three weeks of our meeting. The day of the installation couldn't have taken more than an hour and it looked beautiful. The only issue we had was the lock on the door cover breaking within a week of installing it. Apparently this is quite rare and Jason immediately said he'd replace it. Overall I found Jason to be compentent, professional, and trustworthy; all qualities that are becoming harder and harder to find.

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Shere Bienemann
April 29, 2021

Jason went above and beyond helping me get my second dog door installed in my new kitchen door- Beautiful job and the dogs and I are so happy w the results!! Only way to make us all happy was "through the glass" !!!

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Gary Thompson
April 19, 2021

Great service!

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Leah Craft
April 18, 2021

We are super pleased with the quality and our dog couldn’t be happier!

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Jordan Love
April 17, 2021

Very friendly and timely service! Door looks amazing and the dogs love it!

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Sarah Medina
April 17, 2021

Through the Glass was fantastic! The scheduling process was easy. They made two visits to my house. The first was the measure. The second was to install. It took no time at all and saves me time every single day. They were super friendly and professional. And, to top it off, the size of the dog door is perfect and the quality is the best I’ve seen. Thanks to Through the Glass, I did not need to create a hole in the house. I am not sure who is happier, my dogs or me?

Great service , On install day the door was on in one hour.Came out better than I had imagined.I would definitely recommend them. I was going to install one myself but man am I glad I called these guys zero stress.

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Laurie Bolan
April 2, 2021

We love our through the glass dog door. Quick and good service.

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Martha Patton
April 1, 2021

Jason was always prompt and explained the process of replacing the glass in our large sliding glass door. The door is western-facing, and we were concerned about the high winds up on the ridge where we are. The door seals tightly and hasn't needed the cover to keep the wind out. We highly recommend this dog door and Through the Glass Dog Door.

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SeaJaye Sillasen
March 27, 2021

Jason with Through the Glass Dog Doors did an outstanding job for us. He was always prompt, polite, courteous and cleaned up after himself. Because our slider door was either not installed properly by the installers years ago or possibly the door along with the house settled/shifted it was not your typical job but with Jason’s experience and know how he was able to dismantle as well as install the new door without too much trouble. The door is beautiful and our pooch loves being able to come and go on her own. We would confidently recommend Jason with Through the Glass Dog Doors for your doggie door needs!

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Verner Shoup
March 27, 2021

Great job! Very efficient! My dog loves it!

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Danielle DeMoss
March 21, 2021

Thank you Jason!!!! We love our door!! Jason was so nice and professional he went above and beyond.

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Matthew Manry
March 19, 2021

Very professional, excellent install in a timely fashion. We are pleased with our purchase!

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Jared Parker
March 13, 2021

Jason was timely, professional, and did an excellent job replacing our sliding glass doors and installing a dog door for our pup. Strongly recommend TGDD to anyone looking for similar work.

Very friendly service, and they were quick and responsive. The dog door is exactly what we were looking for. This is a great company and product.

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david krook
March 8, 2021

Fast and easy.. the door works great for our boy. These guys knocked it out of the park

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Krista Hugenberg
March 7, 2021

Jason and team are super awesome! Very responsive, professional, and courteous! The door itself is very high quality and one of the nicest dog doors I’ve seen. Our pup and his people are very happy.

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Tyler Benson
March 7, 2021

Guy was the bees knees. 10 out of 10.

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Drew Smith
February 27, 2021

Great product and service. Fast and friendly.

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maria iglesias
February 22, 2021

We had an excellent experience with Jason at Through the Glass Dog Doors From the initial estimate, to the door delivery and installation, Jason and his team were professional, respectful of our time, and very efficient and safety conscious. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to have a dog door installed.

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Philip Sutton
February 17, 2021

The dog door in our sliding glass door has been a game changer for our pups! These guys were quick, professional, and recommended some extras without doing a hard upsell. Turnaround time was quicker than expected, and the door works great! I definitely recommend their product and service!

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Greg Schneider
February 15, 2021

Installers were very professional and on time. Quality of door was great and works well.

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Karen
February 15, 2021

Jason provided excellent service from my point of contact through completion of my dog door project. Installation was very professionally done, the new door came in sooner than expected and out dog is very happy with the result. I highly recommend this company to anyone. You will not be disappointed!

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SC Green
February 2, 2021

I had a considerable experience with Jason at Through the Glass Dog Doors! He was in constant communication with me through out the process. When he came to my home, he was kind, and considerate of his surroundings. When he was finished with the doggy door he cleaned up and disposed plus extra. Then took his time with me to ask and answer any thoughts or concerns to insure a flawless outcome! The door looks great, seals out all wind, and more importantly my two puppers love it as well! I would highly recommend Jason and Through the Glass Dog Doors!

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Tim Miller
January 29, 2021

Jason was extremely responsive to our inquiry, and delivered the final product not only on time, but it exceeded our expectations. High recommend Jason and his team for your reimagined dog door!

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Samson Blue
January 23, 2021

Amazing door, absolutely no draft when standing right next to it. Keeps the weather out and the heat in. And its amazing beginning able to have the whole sliding glass door back.

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Leslie Gaylord
January 23, 2021

Best investment for our family. She was using the door after 2 days and the quality is better than the door qe started with!

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Joss Hollingworth
January 22, 2021

Jason is very knowledgeable and caring. Would highly recommend. Final product looks clean and we are happy. Far superior to any insert you would get.

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Brooke Sixta
January 19, 2021

We love our new dog door! Service was fast and professional, and the door is great. Our dog took to it within a day and seems to enjoy the freedom. Thank you!

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Adam Bratter
January 18, 2021

Really happy with our new doggy door, and the dogs are too! Excellent customer service and very professional and Covid-safe installation. Our glass arrived 2 weeks earlier than originally quoted and Jason was a breeze to work with! Definitely recommend Through the Glass Dog Doors if you are looking for a high quality and space saving option for your pups.

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Keith Heavilin
January 18, 2021

They installed an excellent product. No cold air coming through, just a dog. Would highly recommend them.

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Gregory Anderson
January 18, 2021

Fantastic! Timely response. Excellent product. I highly recommend Through The Glass!

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Kristen Coleman
January 18, 2021

Awesome experience. It took a couple weeks to get the glass in but absolutely worth the wait and the $. The dog door itself is high quality and I don’t feel the drafts like I did with a single flap door. The dogs and humans are very happy.

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Brandon Linn
January 17, 2021

Quick and easy installation and has made a huge difference in convenience for us and our 3 dogs. Highly recommend!

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Adrienne Pearson
January 17, 2021

We love our new dog door. Installation went well and efficiently. It’s everything we expected.

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Ray Easter
January 16, 2021

Works perfect. Keeps the weather out where it belongs.

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Lisa Khan
January 16, 2021

Very professional install. Well worth the money. Jason was very knowledgeable and nice. The door is way more energy efficient than the old panel insert. Looks gorgeous.

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JGH PCOA
January 16, 2021

Wonderful experience. Very happy with my doggy door that is in glass. It’s double flapped and I don’t feel wind blow through like one I put in in NY. The owner was responsive and dependable. A great experience and worth the money.

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Ashley Mcclure
January 16, 2021

Very professional, quick, honest and helpful. Jason was great to work with and had our new door installed right in the window he quoted. No more drafts coming in the house, dog adjusted quickly to the new door and we are very happy with the product and service.

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Carmen M
December 14, 2020

Great service, great product. We are very happy with our new door.

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Jessica Bauer
December 13, 2020

Jason and his crew are wonderful to work with. Fantastic energy savings with high quality materials and workmanship! Well worth the investment, and professional service. Highly recommended!

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Jeff Penton
December 12, 2020

Very high quality product. Installlation took about 35 min and is was very professional. Jason has a first class organization.

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SuperD Loz
December 12, 2020

They did a great job. The dog is happy and so is the wife.

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Conor Linehan
December 12, 2020

Great job by Jason on our Through the glass dog door. We previously had the standard panel dog door which was terribly energy inefficient and our kitchen was freezing on these cold wintery days. Though it was a tad expensive it’s been totally worth it. I highly recommend Jason and Through the Glass Dog Doors. Exceptional quality and highly professional !! We love our new dog door.!

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agnes bal
December 7, 2020

Jason is amazing and provided impeccable service . Door is high quality and looks very nice . Highly recommend.

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Jim Bean
December 5, 2020

Love our new dog door and the puppies do too!