Securing Your Home - Are Your Doors And Windows Really Safe?




Article by: James Strobes

Poorly designed doors , Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires? and windows , Surveillance Equipment – The Assurance Of Security can seriously compromise your home , Good Security Practices When Buying A New Home security. Here is what you can do about it.

Doors should be made of solid core wood. , Katrina: Lessons Learned on the Nature of Man Hollow core doors , Kevlar Sheets for Your Home Walls are usually easy to break through.

Doors should be at least a couple of inches thick and must fit into the frame tightly. The gap between the door , Home Security System - A Step Beyond the Traditional Alarm System and the frame should never exceed one-eighth of an inch.

Irrespective of the locks , What Will It Take To Make Us Better Prepare For Life's Disasters? or bolts you use, if the door , Tips On Buying An Effective Alarm System is weak or doesn't fit tightly onto the frame, it will offer little security. , Disaster Preparedness: How to Get Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency

Does your front door , Home Security Automation Essentials have a decorative glass , How Secure is Your Home? panel or window? If so, consider replacing it. A burglar can break the glass , High Tech Spy Equipment in seconds and unlock the door. , Personal Preparedness

At the very least, replace the glass , How Secure is Your Home? with break-resistant plastic , Keeping Your Important Documents Safe During Disasters and put a decorative grill in place. , Call for Safety Improvements in Design of Domestic Paper Shredders

A wrought iron security , Tips On Buying An Effective Alarm System door installed over the front door , Alarm System: Smoke and Heat Detectors will considerably enhance security. , What Will It Take To Make Us Better Prepare For Life's Disasters? It is directly visible to would-be burglars and is a deterrent to break-ins.

If you have a security , How Secure is Your Home? door, you can open the front door , Home Security - A Thorough Approach for Protecting Your Home to talk to strangers without exposing your home , International Terrorists and Our Nation's Railways to much risk.

Your garage , Abatement Programs for Fire Season door can be a weak point, especially if the garage , Disaster Preparedness: How to Get Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency is attached to the house. , Surveillance Equipment – The Assurance Of Security Keep it locked at all times, even when you are home. , Document Shredding: Destroying The Things That You Value Once a thief gets into your garage, , Katrina: Lessons Learned on the Nature of Man he can work at getting into the house , What Will It Take To Make Us Better Prepare For Life's Disasters? without being seen by your neighbors or anyone on the street.

Installing a doggie door , How Not To Be A Crime Victim for your pet to get in can be a risk too. Burglars have used such openings to gain entry into houses, , Warning, Guard Dog on Premise even when the doggie door , Warning, Guard Dog on Premise is quite small!

Sometimes, homeowners take all possible precautions with the main doors, , Call for Safety Improvements in Design of Domestic Paper Shredders but install arcadia doors , Abatement Programs for Fire Season (with sliding glass) and sliding glass windows , Warning, Guard Dog on Premise that can be easily broken into.

In fact, burglars often hunt for these types of doors , Alarm System: Smoke and Heat Detectors and windows , Tropical Hurricane Leslie because they are easy to enter. Apart from that, these doors , Tropical Hurricane Leslie and windows , Handling Weather Emergencies: Part 1 - Forward Planning Makes The Difference are often more secluded than the main entrances, which is an added attraction to burglars.

Arcadia doors , Keeping Your Important Documents Safe During Disasters and windows , Keeping Your Important Documents Safe During Disasters often come with a lock , Keeping Your Important Documents Safe During Disasters that can be easily pried open. You must install an additional lock , Tropical Depression and Tropical Storm Nadine to keep them secure.

It may be best to use key locking devices since they won't allow the burglar to easily remove property , International Terrorists and Our Nation's Railways through these doors , Home Security Tips For Your Personal Safety and windows. , Abatement of Crime in the City Get your locksmith to select a sturdy type of lock , Call for Safety Improvements in Design of Domestic Paper Shredders that gives you the maximum protection.

The other danger is that arcadia doors , Securing UPVC Multipoint Locks With Added Lock Cylinder Security can often be lifted right out of their tracks from outside. , Protect Your Family From Solar Flares If that is the case, the door , Warning, Guard Dog on Premise or window , The Importance of a Home Security Alarm offers zero protection.

To prevent this, use two sheet metal screws , Surveillance Equipment – The Assurance Of Security in the track. The screws , Read This Article If You Want To Protect Your Home should be positioned above the removable portion of the door , Emergency Disaster Planning - Planning To Survive / window. , Abatement Programs for Fire Season Ensure that the door , How Secure is Your Home? or window , Home Security and Your Children fits just clear beneath the screws. , Surveillance Equipment – The Assurance Of Security

In addition, drill a hole that goes through the inside , Outdoor Security – System Design frame and part of the way through the door , Call for Safety Improvements in Design of Domestic Paper Shredders frame metal. , All in One Hidden Digital Video Recorders Insert a nail , Surveillance Equipment – The Assurance Of Security that goes through part of the doorframe. The nail , Home Security - A Thorough Approach for Protecting Your Home can be removed from inside , Tropical Depression and Tropical Storm Nadine but not from outside, , Abatement of Crime in the City which would prevent the door , Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires? from being lifted.

Utilize these simple home , Document Shredding: Destroying The Things That You Value security tips , International Terrorists and Our Nation's Railways to protect your doors , Home Security - A Thorough Approach for Protecting Your Home and windows , Disaster Preparedness: How to Get Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency and you will lessen the chances of burglaries.
James Strobes is a home , Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires? and office security , Is This Pepper Spray Hot? consultant. For information , Protect Your Family From Solar Flares on home , Safe Home security in general, secure garage , Storm Shelters and Best Places to be During a Tornado doors and more, see the foregoing links.

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