Reinforcing Your Doors & Hardware For A More Secure Home
Making sure that your home is as safe from intruders as it can possibly be is not always easy, but with expert advice and guidance, it becomes a whole lot easier. Deadbolts and locksets are a vital component of any secure home, and if you’re worried that your doors may not be as burglar proof as they could be, then you’d be advised to contact a local and experienced locksmith at the earliest. They can then visit your property and make a thorough assessment, giving you the chance to upgrade your deadbolts and locksets or repair them if they’re old or faulty.
Forced entry through front, back or garage doors:
Crime statistics have repeatedly shown that more than ¾ of burglars force their way into a property through the front, rear or garage service door, making the need to reinforce the doors of your home, increasingly important.
Here are a few steps that you can take to help make sure that your home is unattractive to intruders:
- Visually and physically check all exterior doors
All the main entry doors to your home should be solidly constructed and fitted with a Grade 1 or Grade 2 deadbolt with a solid 1 inches long throw bolt. A simple lock in the doorknob won’t cut it and could leave you vulnerable to intruders.
- Replace deadbolts and lockset strike plates
If you’re unsure about how effective your current lock system is, speak to your local locksmith and have them replace your deadbolts and locksets if necessary.
Buying a new deadbolt is best done under the guidance of a locksmith, who can explain the grading system to you and make sure that you have the best lock system for your doors. You’ll also find the best selection of deadbolts and locks on sale with your local locksmith; think of it as your one stop security shop.
With the FBI telling us that not only are burglaries on the rise, but that their methods are getting more sophisticated and the lengths they’re willing to go to in order to steal from innocent homeowners are increasing, we really should be taking the threat seriously. Any faults with doors or hardware must be repaired or replaced as soon as possible, and if the cost is a concern, try comparing it to what we may stand to lose if our property is violated by intruders.