Hi-quality locks and solid doors are the front lines of home security.
Burglars like to get into the house the same way you do – by walking through the door. That’s the easiest way for them to get items out, too. Hi-quality doors and locks make unwanted entry difficult and time-consuming – two things no burglar likes. Just the sight of a solid door and a high-quality lock can be enough to walk away.
Look beyond the main front and back doors and secure all your exterior entryways. Service doors from the garage to garden, French doors to a second-story bedroom, old cellar and call chute doors, and doors to 3-season porches or conservatories should all be made as secure as possible.
Certain interior doors deserve as much protection because they function as exterior doors. The door from an attached garage to the house and the door from the basement to the first floor are interior doors that a burglar can use to get into the main living area of the house.
Be sure all components of your home’s entryways – frame, nearby windows, and surrounding walls – are secure; one weak spot is all the thief needs to gain entry.
Door and lock manufacturers have learned that many homeowners want a front entryway that is both inviting to family and guests and a deterrent to burglars. That means you have plenty of styles and options to choose from.
Amazingly, burglars often gain entry to a home simply by walking through unlocked doors or crawling through open windows. So get in the habit of keeping doors and windows closed and locked.
If you like having the door open to let in fresh air when your home, install a screen door with a lock. Although a burglar could cut through the screen, cutting makes noise. If he can hear that someone is home, he’ll likely move on the screen is locked. With an unlocked door, he could still steal a few items without making enough noise to be detected. Capital Lock Services provide help and advice to all residential and commercial property owners in Edinburgh