Protecting Your Home Doors
When it comes to breaking into your home, doors are the preferred point of entry for most thieves. Old wooden frame doors are attractive to burglars because they can easily pry them open with little force. Sliding glass doors are susceptible because they can be easily be shattered or lifted out of their track and open garage doors are basically an invitation for criminals to enter your home. By following these simple tips, you can improve the strength of your doors and help keep intruders out of your home.
Consider a security door for your main entry door or consider high quality security locks for your existing doors. Security doors are stronger and can withstand impact of someone trying to bust through them. High quality euro profile cylinders that are snap, bumping & drill resistant offer the best protection from picking. Simply using a lock on a door handle will not provide a strong defence against a home intruder. If you have security locks use them.
Install additional locking systems to your sliding doors to prevent them from being opened. Often times, sliding doors can easily be lifted from their tracks giving an intruder easy access to your home. Simply putting a broom handle in a door track won’t always stop an intruder.
Never hide a key to your home outside. Don’t use a hide-a-key, a fake stone or place a key under a door mat. Burglars know all of the hiding spots. If you hide a key, a burglar will find it and use it to their advantage. If you really need to have a key to your house accessible in case of an emergency, consider giving a key to a side or back door to a trusted neighbour. If you lose your keys, always change your locks. You’ll feel much safer knowing there’s no chance someone can let themselves in without you knowing.