How secure do you think that your home is? Is it difficult for you to break into your home if you were to forget your key or do you think it would be difficult to kick down the door?
These are all questions that you should be asking yourself because this is how to determine whether or not your home is secure. Did you know that one of the ways that many thieves will enter your home is through the door? That’s right, and they are going to kick it in because it’s fast and most doors are easy to kick in. Most entry doors in many homes around the United States do not have many of the security measures that they should have. These very simple things that you can do will without a doubt increase the security of your entry door.
It’s important that you not only feel safe in your home or office, but that you know that you actually are safe. So let’s take a look at what you can do to the exterior doors that will make it much more difficult for someone to kick your door down and gain access to your home.
The first thing you want to do is to check the deadlock that you currently have on your door. You want to ensure that the throw bar on the lock is long and is thick. When the throw is long it will go deeper into the door jamb making it harder to kick the door in, and the thicker the throw the better chance that you have of the bar not breaking under the pressure. If you need to purchase a new deadlock you can start shopping online for one this will help you to save a few dollars.
Now there are a few other things that you can do to your door that will increase the security, but you will need to have some tools handy. I mentioned earlier that the longer the throw bar the better the security, well that works in many different aspects of the door hardware. Putting in longer screws into the door jamb is also going to help secure the door better.
Following these simple things will add that extra security that will allow you to feel much safer when you are home, and when you are not. There are many other things that you can do to increase the security of your home or office you can search on the internet and find many how-to’s.