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Wedgit Charley-Bar

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  • Sliding door security bar for homes with patio panel or window panel inserts
  • Small size fits spaces measuring 15" - 25" & large size fits 25" - 42"
  • Available in white 
  • Tool-free installation takes under a minute
  • Simple locking mechanism keeps bar out of the way and out of sight

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Product Size Adjustment Range
Small-"Mini", White 15" - 25"
Large-"Maxi", White 25" - 42"

Popular Features

  • Locks with stable, applied pressure to provide a firm lock and to reduce air leakage between the door or window and the panel insert.
  • Small size with 15" - 25" range is ideal for sliding glass patio doors with pet door inserts and smaller sliding windows.
  • Large size with 25" - 42" range is ideal for large sliding glass patio doors and larger sliding windows.
  • Adjustable twist-tight security bar lock for doors and sliding windows comes pre-assembled.
  • No tools required. No need for drilling into your door or window frame.

Choosing the Right Size:

  • For sliding doors with a patio panel, measure the horizontal length from the edge of the door track to the edge of your slider when it is closed against the patio panel insert.
  • For sliding doors that do not yet have a patio panel inserted, open the sliding door to mimic the width of the patio panel you will be inserting the bar into, and measure horizontally from the edge of the door track to the edge of your slider.
  • For sash windows with a window panel insert, measure the vertical length from the top of the sliding window to the flat edge of the upper window frame.
  • For sash windows that do not yet have a window panel insert, open the sliding window up to mimic the length of the window sash you will be inserting, and measure vertically from the top of the sliding window to the top of the window frame.

Wedgit Charley-Bar Installation Video

Installation Instructions

The Wedgit Charley Bar installs using pressure sensitive velcro strips on the mounting bracket and the catch cup that stick to the door or window frame. The mounting bracket is designed to let the sliding door bar lock swing down and hang vertically next to a door frame when not in use, or to rest on top of a window. The catch cup is designed to cradle and hold the end of the lock in place so that it cannot be lifted when in the locked position. The telescoping inner tube slides out and is adjustable in 1” increments. The twist-tight feature allows you to adjust the lock inside of desired 1” range as needed to tighten and loosen the bar.


Step One: Set the approximate length needed before adhering to door or window frame.

Note: To go beyond 33” with the large size, slide the telescoping inner tube out of the barrel, flip it around, and reinsert it allowing the lock to reach the max length of 42”.

  1. With the adhesive liner still on the velcro, place the bar against the window or door frame.
  2. Remove the locking pin and pull out the telescoping inner tube to the approximate length needed to fit your window or door.
  3. Reinsert the locking pin at the desired length.

Step Two:Install the sliding glass door security bar.

  1. Remove the adhesive liner from the velcro, the mounting bracket and the catch cup.
  2. Press the mounting bracket into place on the door frame at a height that will allow it to clear the floor when it’s in the resting position.
  3. Now that the mounting bracket is secured, pull the bar up to the edge of the door as level as you can. Pull the door against the catch cup so that it attaches to the adhesive.

Step Three:Using the twist-tight feature, rotate the bar a few times to tighten and you’re all set with a window lock bar or patio door lock bar!

To unlock the bar:Twist a couple of times to loosen until you can lift it out of the catch cup and allow it to fall vertically next to the door frame for sliding doors or rest on top of the window for sliding/sash windows. To re-lock, simply lift the bar back into the catch cup and twist tight.

If your door has a recess in the back the bar lock won’t work correctly without a shim. The door lock comes with a shim that can be applied to the velcro on the catch cup (this extends the catch cup far enough into the recess on the back of the door so that when you peel away the pressure sensitive liner on the shim it fits nicely inside the recess).

Installing the Wedgit bar in a narrow channel sliding glass patio door requires a ship kit (included with your door lock). Peel off the pressure sensitive liner, and slide the ship kit into the channel where you want to place the mounting bracket. Press into place and install the lock as you would in any other door (pressing the mounting bracket into the ship kit you just installed).

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