How to Secure Your Front Door
Everyone has a front door, and we all want to know that our home is safe. When discussing ways in which you can improve the security of your front door, with a view to improving your entire home security solutions, it is important that you have the correct door security products in place, installed correctly, to ensure that you are maximising your home security system. If you have a strong front door, you are less likely to be targeted by potential intruders, but it is important to understand what makes a strong door and how to deter burglars from attempting to enter your home unlawfully.
The first thing to look at is the type of door that you have. It doesn’t matter how strong the locks are on your front door if the door itself is weak and easily broken. Many break-ins happen due to a door being weak enough that it can be kicked in. Talk to a door supplier about providing you with as strong a door as possible, with stronger materials that will repel attempts to kick through it. Whenever you move into a new property it is also advisable to change the locks immediately. You have no idea how many people had a copy of the keys through the previous owners, from the owners themselves, to friends, family members, and even contractors who have worked on the building in the past. Don’t take the risk and change the locks as soon as possible.
Another approach is to install a wide-angle peephole on your front door. This ensures that you can look out and easily see either side of the front door and not just directly in front of you. If you are worried about a potential intruder hiding just away from the front door, you’ll be able to see them in this case.
What about additional door security efforts? You can add stronger, different types of locks to your front door to ensure that you have done everything you can to secure your door. You could also look at adding stronger locks and getting new keys for other doors in the house, especially exterior doors to the rear and side of the building, or padlocks to add additional security to your outbuildings such as a garage or a shed.
Aside from that there has been a vast improvement in the types of smart technology you can now purchase for home security purposes. Smart video doorbells for instance provide the user with a live feed of video from the front door, in high quality, and easily accessed and controlled from a simple app on a smartphone.
As you can see, there are a few different ways in which you can secure your front door, from changing the door itself, to adding a peephole, or going down the route of smart technology, connecting your front door security to the wider home security system you have in place. Whatever you choose you should always consult with home security experts, those that have experience in helping homeowners improve home security systems.