According to Statista, there have been over 356,000 burglaries in England and Wales during 2019/2020. Shocking statistics have revealed that 74% of the burglars enter homes through the front door. Of course, nobody holds their door open for burglars – they succeed to enter homes when doors are not secure enough!
A secure door makes a strong statement. It gives the impression that your home is well protected and therefore acts as a deterrent to potential intruders. A secure door is not only hard to break into, but it stops many burglars from even trying. Here are some tips to protect your home and enhance the security of your doors:
Secure your doors
Doors made from hollow-core material like hollow wood or fibreboard are easy to break-in. Make sure your door is made of heavy-duty wood or metal. Moreover, a door’s vulnerable area is where the deadbolt lock inserts into the door jamb. A powerful, well-aimed kick to this weak point can break the strike plate, door frame, or both. Some strike plates are installed using screws that are barely an inch long. This makes it easier for an intruder to force the door open. If your door screws are shorter than 3 inches, replace them. The longer is the screw, the more is resistance.
Consider smart locks
Smart locks allow you to open the door using a keypad, finger scan, or mobile device. That means you no longer need to carry keys, which can get lost, or get copied by anyone. Most smart locks can replace your traditional locks in just a matter of minutes without any hardwiring or extensive drilling. These locks offer ease of access, are a reliable alternative to traditional keys, and keep track of visitors and entry codes with date and time.
Secure patio doors
The typical, old-fashioned way to burglar-proof a sliding door is to put another piece of wood or any other object in the track to block the door from sliding open. But not only this method is unsafe but it looks ugly as well. To secure your patio doors, consider a more secure and aesthetically-pleasing alternative – a patio door lock. It functions like a deadbolt by locking the sliding door in place. Some patio door locks also enable you to lock the door a few inches open to let some fresh air in.
Thinking to enhance the security of your doors? Get in touch today!
If you are considering getting a more sophisticated lock for your doors, looking to add a smart lock, or simply want more information about door security, contact Doctor Locks today. We are a reliable name in Droitwich and surrounding areas. Our qualified Droitwich locksmiths have the expertise and technology to help you secure your doors at an affordable price. Our mobile teams of experts are available round the clock with prompt response, high-quality services, and fixed price costs. All of our services are insured and carried out by the ACPO policies and guidelines. Contact us today at 0800 611 8886 and speak to one of our engineers or reach us over email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our advisors will be in touch with you soon.