Home invasions, breaking and entering, and home robberies are sadly some of the most common crimes in the United States. Furthermore, research shows that 30 percent of home burglaries take place using an unlocked door or window.
Home invasions, breaking and entering, and home robberies are sadly some of the most common crimes in the United States. Furthermore, research shows that 30 percent of home burglaries take place using an unlocked door or window.—
While unlocking doors and windows are obviously very important, having a strong security system is also crucial to the safety of the home and its inhabitants. The first step a homeowner should do regarding the safety of their home is to install a security system that best fits their needs and covers all points of entry, including windows.
In order to make sure that the state of the property works well with the security system, homeowners should make sure that their doors, for example, are kick-proof and strong. The door itself should be made of solid wood, or at least have a solid wood core. It can also be made of strong fiberglass or metal.
A strong door needs a strong lock because even the strongest of doors would be useless if it were unlocked, or has a weak lock that can be easily be picked. Reports show that lots of robberies take place where the burglar enters a house using an unlocked door. Thus, installing a heavy duty deadbolt or deadlock that does not have an external key, add another level of safety and should be a priority for homeowners. To learn more about the different types of deadbolts, follow this link.
In addition to securing main entrances and windows, there some inexpensive ways to secure patio doors which are easy to pick. Homeowners can install a heavy-duty stick in the door track, which will bar the door closed. Another option includes installing an auxiliary foot lock that fastens along the bottom or the top of the door and has a bolt that fits into a grommet to hold the door secure.
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