Door entry is one of the most common ways of home invasions.
The invader enters the house via the main door as a utility person or someone who just knocks at the door or breaks in with a strong kick on the main door.
While the former approach is used most often when there are people at home, the latter is convenient if the burglar knows that the house is empty.
Increasing Door Security
A good way to ensure home security is to increase door security. There are a few basic steps that you can take in order to ensure that you have a door that is not easy to break into.
If you are thinking of replacing the main door and the back door, choose a material that is solid. While installing it, opt for the door to swing outwards.
This is enough to make a kick-in impossible. On the contrary, the burglar is likely to get hurt in the process if he kicks too hard.
You need to strengthen the door and the jamb so that neither of these elements gives way if someone is trying to break in.
The door can be strengthened easily by using a door reinforcement plate. You need to pick one that is the right size so that it fits in properly and securely.
Measure the thickness of your door and the distance between the knob and the dead bolt cylinder. You will be able to pick one at the hardware shop if you have these measurements.
You can choose to pick a single wrap or a double wrap. You can also purchase an entire kit online to install it on your own.
Strengthening the Door Jamb
The jamb can also be strengthened similarly. To be able to pick the right bar, you will need to extend the dead bolt slightly so that you can close the door and mark the center of the bolt on the jamb. You need to also mark the center of the latch on the jamb.
You can then look for jamb bars that hold up to these measurements. Make sure to secure the screws properly using a good drill when you are taking care of home security on your own.
The good thing about using these door reinforcements is that they are not expensive and you could get a kit between $50 to 100 dollars based on the specific kind that you choose.
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