You might think that home invasions only happen to other people, but that’s what those people thought until it happened to them. Burglary is a real problem and it’s one that you can easily counteract if you enable the proper security measures. The biggest mistakes you can make are keeping your doors unlocked or having your doors locked but not having good locks. Both of these are big problems. The good news is that most burglars are impatient so even some basic security improvements can help keep you, your family, and your possessions safe. Here are some of the best ways to beef up security for your doors.
- Some of these door upgrades are going to seem obvious but you’d be amazed how few homes take advantage of the options available. The door frame and hinges should be reinforced, wood doors should be hardwood all the way around, every front door should have a peephole, and steel clad doors should have 24 gauge steel and a wood lock block core.
- Hardened steel deadbolts are a must and if you install one then check to make sure that it has a five pin tumbler. Vertical and multi-lock deadbolts are even more secure.
- Beyond the material and basic security devices, there are a few other options that will help make your home feel safer than ever. Invest in a door brace, which is a metallic pole that rests under the doorknob at an angle and is reinforced by the floor. Nobody’s pushing through that.
- There are also new types of door stops and wedges that are equipped with alarms. If anyone pushes through them then they’ll go off. And if you do have a door chain then consider replacing it with a deadbolt. Door chains are flimsy and can be broken through easily.
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