Improving and maintaining the security of the home is a must for every home owner. Burglaries are always a concern, especially if these happen when you least expect it. This should be on top of mind at all times.
So to prevent those unwanted surprises, burglar-proof your home. Start with identifying which doors pose a high risk for burglaries. In most cases, burglars get into the house through the main doors. Once you have identified them, you can take actions in securing your home. There’s more to security than just keeping the doors locked.
Here are the four main doors that burglars are always seeking to break in to:
The front door is the main target for burglars. This can be an easy target especially for those who still leave their keys under the mat or next to the potted plant. So make sure that you are already forgetting that classic yet unsafe technique. Aside from that, boost the front door’s security by getting solid doors instead of hollow ones, such as solid wood, fiberglass or others. Having an additional lock or a dead-lock is also an extra security that you might want to install to prevent break-ins. A peephole is also a good way to identify people knocking on your door to ensure you don’t open your home to strangers. Get a reverse peephole viewer to prevent outsiders from looking in.
The garage door is the top door many burglars want to get into. The garage houses the car and other valuable tools, which is a bonus to thieves. These are also easy to enter, especially if you have a remote lying around in the car. To improve the security of the garage door, ensure that you have security features in your garage door opener. Aside from the rolling code technology and the safety sensors, some manufacturers have already equipped garage door openers with extra security features that allow homeowners to monitor the garage door anytime, anywhere. Smartphone controls provide an extra layer of protection to the home and peace of mind to the inhabitants.
Even if the back door is hidden from the street view, it is also a vulnerable entrance to your home. Most often, burglars ring the front door to see if anyone’s inside. Then, they move on to the back of the house to kick the back door. So, it is essential to keep your back door secure at all times. Start off by installing a reinforcing latch that screws your door frame just above the door knob. This is easy to install and provides an extra resistance when someone tries to open it. A dead-bolt lock is also a good option for added security and prevents that credit-card trick. You can also use a secondary dead bolt, a one-sided one that only has keyed access on the inside. This makes the burglary an impossible feat.
Master’s bedroom door.
Although the master’s bedroom is not an exterior door, it is where many valuables are placed. Once the burglar gets inside the home, it is often the first room they search for. So fortify the door in your master’s bedroom to prevent further theft in the house. Always keep the door locked when you leave the house. Choose a solid door and frame for the master’s bedroom. This ensures that it cannot be kicked in easily. Another dead bolt on the door can also slow down the potential burglars and prevent them from getting inside the bedroom where most valuables are found. However, it is essential to strike a balance between security and accessibility when fortifying the security of the bedroom door. This is for possible medical or fire hazard emergencies.