Door safety systems are becoming an integral part of home and businesses these days. It’s a known fact that one of the most common ways a criminal breaks into your home is through the door. Surprisingly, though, a good percentage of break-ins result from the door being left unlocked, and not forced entry.
In instances where the door was locked, it could have been prevented with a better lock. Many newer homes are being constructed with poor locks that are easily broken. In order to protect yourself and your home, you must know how burglars break in through the door, so you can fix any possible security problems with door safety systems which are available.
Effective Door Safety Systems – Ways Doors Are Compromised
Europrofile Lock Technique
When using the europrofile lock technique, the intruder places a set of mole grips over the lock barrel and gives it a turn, bump, and snap until the bolt inside the lock shatters. They need only some 30 seconds using this technique, and because the damage doesn’t show on any part of the door, you won’t immediately notice that your door has been compromised.
A bump key can be used to open most doors. Basically, it’s a key that’s been filed down in a way that it can penetrate most of the pins inside a lock. All it takes is inserting the key into the door, tapping it, and the door will unlock. For this reason, you should buy a lock for your door that can’t be opened with a bump key.
Here, a jemmy or crowbar is used to quickly bust it down, which makes it the louder, attention-calling method. However, forced entry is still used by some criminals, especially if they’re desperate and think they can get away with it.
If you invest in a strong door and secure lock, however, you’ll be able to prevent intruders from breaking in through the door, whichever method they may use.
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