I need to lock my bedroom closet doors. There are two doors that can slide - one door in front, and one door behind. (Bypass doors)

There is an overlap in the center of the two of about 2.5 inches when the doors are closed. The track is on the top and they are hollow core.

I need to have the hardware for the locks screwed on the inside or back of the doors so that someone can't just take a screwdriver and unscrew the hardware and get into my closet.

I have researched and searched the market several times and haven't found anything to accomplish this. Can this be a project that has to be made at home rather than purchased? HELP!!

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    Why do you need to lock your closet doors, especially given that they are hollowcore doors that won't withstand any sort of serious physical attack to begin with? Dec 6 '20 at 5:26
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    Sliding doors can be easily lifted off the tracks.
    – JACK
    Dec 6 '20 at 13:26
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    They make locks for the doors on the back of jewelry cases. You'll need something like that that will work with a thicker door.
    – FreeMan
    Dec 6 '20 at 17:55

Here is one option i found. enter image description here

This lock will work, it comes in brass or silver color. Here is a YouTube video showing it in action.

It only requires a drill, the proper size drill bit or hole saw (1 inch) and a Philips screwdriver.

  • Thank you - yes I think it will work. I also like the video right after it that shows the same lock being used in a regular door. You couldn't slide anything between the lock and the frame to spring it open.
    – Margaret
    Dec 9 '20 at 4:28

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