Securing your front door is vitally important in order to safeguard yourself and your property. Vulnerable or weak doors invite intruders in; here are some helpful tips that will make it harder for thieves to break in.
- Upgrade Your Locks. Upgrading locks is one of the easiest and quickest ways to increase door safety. A deadbolt is ideal for front entrance doors; choose one with at least 2.5 cm throw distance. Smart locks allow users to open and close them remotely via smartphone applications as we discussed in previous post, additional features may also help increase safety such as alarm systems that sound when someone enters.
- Reinforcing frames and doors should be of top priority. Solid metal or solid wood doors should be used; hollow core ones are easily kickable. Metal reinforcement should be added to strengthen doorframes; hinges must be secured to this reinforcement so they cannot be removed by intruders, while adding stability with a metal strike plate may add another level of protection for both frame and lock systems.
- Install either a video doorbell or viewer. These devices offer additional features, such as motion detectors. In addition, you can speak directly with visitors using your smartphone when welcoming visitors and talking through to them when greeting visitors using this method. These safeguards provide added protection from theft for you and your family.
- Install a railing or security gate at the entrance to your home. Security bars mounted in doors will help deter thieves by making entry harder for them as they cannot simply kick or pry open your door.
- Installing a security system is highly advised for both personal and house protection. Installing security cameras near the entry of your house to deter burglars and provide evidence if an intrusion does occur, with extra alerts and notifications sent out in real time through connected smart devices that connect directly with them via your security system.
- Light up the area surrounding your door. Burglars may be more inclined to attack in low lighting conditions, so effective outdoor lighting such as motion sensors or timers is key in deterring burglars from attacking. Make sure your porch lights are always lit throughout the night to stay safe.
Keep your windows under careful consideration – burglars could use windows to gain entry to your home through them! Make sure they are properly secured by installing security bars and locks near the floor on low-lying windows; further, implementing security film can increase difficulty of breaking them. Securing your entryway is essential to protecting both you and your family from burglars. Install upgraded locks, reinforce frames and doors and add security devices as a preventive measure – be vigilant of what is happening around you, report anything suspicious to authorities immediately if anything seems out-of-place!…