According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program, there were over 1.7 million burglaries reported in 2014, and 73 percent of all burglaries were those of residential properties. While that’s a scary amount of burglaries, there are ways to protect your home and your family from a thief. The most important cost-effective method to keep your home and your business safe are solid doors and a great locking system.
What Are Solid Doors?
It doesn’t make sense to add locks and security features to a flimsy door. Doors should have a steel core with solid, heavy wood surrounding it. A metal door might not be attractive, but it’ll stop a thief from breaking through the door itself.
Solid Door Frame
While a door with a steel core will be able to withstand a kick from a determined burglar, the frame itself is what holds the door against an attack. A thief could slip a pry bar between the door and the frame. The frame will splinter even if you have a solid door. Make sure the frame won’t break when you’re reinforcing the security of your home.
Locks and Bolts
Once you have a solid door with a strong frame, you can start thinking about the bolts and door locks you want to use to keep the home secure. The deadbolt you purchase for your front and back door should be set, so the bolt slides one inch into the frame for added security. You never want to use an interior privacy lock for an outer door like some used on a back door to the kitchen.
Having your home or your office burglarized is a terrible experience not only from a financial standpoint but also because of the lost sense of security. Coastal Contract Hardware knows the importance of solid doors and we are knowledgeable in all types of secure doors, from fiberglass to metal. Our specialists will help you decide which type of doors would be the best for your home or your business facility.
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