Did you know that 34% of burglars break into homes through the front door? It’s an alarming thought that someone could just stroll through your front door and access your home. That’s why it’s so important to make your front door and the rest of your home secure against this kind of threat. Here are a few ways you can make your front door more burglar-proof.
A strong door and frame
A strong kick or shoulder barge can be enough to break through a weak front door. Wooden doors with hollow cores may be okay for inside, but there are much to easy to get through as an exterior door. Solid wood doors are much better options, but they have to be made from a strong material. Fiberglass and metal doors are also very strong options. Don’t forget about the strength of your frame, as enough force on even a strong front door can weaken and destroy the door frame.
Reinforce your door
You can always add extra strength and security to your front door. You might want to reinforce your door with steel if you are worried about the strength of it. Reinforcing the door jamb with steel will also add an extra layer of strength and security to your door. Hinges that are reinforced by screwing them further into the frame will also make the door more difficult to kick in.
Windows might make your front door look nice and let the light into your home, but they can also be a security risk. Smashing the windows weakens your door. It might also allow the burglar to open the door from the inside if they can reach the lock through the broken window.
Install a deadbolt
Instead of or as well as your ordinary front door lock, you should add an extra barrier to entry by installing a deadbolt. This will help to prevent burglars from gaining entry by picking your locks. Deadbolts are incredibly strong and difficult to bypass. Locks with extra long strike plates and screws make it extremely difficult to break into your home through the front door.
Show off your home security
These tips have helped your door hold strong if someone is trying to break in, but this one will deter them from trying in the first place. If a burglar sees a security camera or evidence of a burglar alarm outside your front door, they are unlikely to target your home. Even having a light on outside your home can be enough to achieve this.
If you need lock replacement to make your front door stronger against burglars around Winston Salem, High Point, and Lexington, then contact us for our advice and mobile locksmith services.