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Solid Security: Bottom line: All exterior doors need to be solid and
kick-proof. That means you want a solid wood door, or at the very least a door
with a solid-wood core. Other options are fiberglass or metal. If you choose a
metal door, make sure that it has interior reinforcement and a lock block, to
prevent a thief from bending it open with a car jack. Reinforced steel doors are
your sturdiest option, but they also require extra maintenance to prevent rust.
Go Windowless:Door windows allow light to filter into your entrance way
and they look inviting, but they’re also a home security risk. If the window is
located within arm’s reach of your lock, it is easy to smash the window and
unlock your door from the inside. If you are installing a new door, choose one
without a window. If you already have a windowed door – or fall absolutely in love
with a door that has a window – you’ll need to take a few extra security measures.
Choose reinforced glass, and consider adding decorative bars or metal
Install a Deadbolt: They say a door is only as strong as its lock – and
they couldn’t be more right. Even the strongest reinforced steel door can be
neutralized by one swift kick if your lock does not extend deep enough into the
doorframe. When choosing a deadbolt, go with a brand name and don’t choose
the cheapest model.
Secondary Protection:Speaking of deadbolts, you can even install a
secondary, one-sided deadbolt. These deadbolts do not have keyed access to the
outside, so they can only be used when you are home (to engage the lock from
the inside), but they’re nearly impossible for a burglar to bypass. These locks can
save you from a dangerous home invasion while you sleep or spend time with
your loved ones.
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