Of the reported burglaries throughout the United States, over 30 percent of intruders enter homes through unlocked doors and windows. You can easily avoid being a part of this alarming statistic by beefing up your window and door security efforts. Many intruders take advantage of careless homeowner behaviors, like keeping doors and windows unlocked or using cheap fixtures. By securing your doors and windows, you can easily prevent unwanted home intrusions and burglaries.
Don’t make it easy for intruders to target your home — follow these simple steps to help make your windows more secure and deter thieves:
While the front door may not seem like an ideal entry point because of its highly visible location, 34 percent of intruders enter homes through the front door, either by kicking it in, picking a basic lock or simply opening an unlocked door. Securing your front door is easy and effective with these security solutions:
As many homeowners — and burglars — know, sliding glass doors are hardly an effective home security tool for preventing unwanted break-ins — standard sliding door locks are essentially a loosely fitting latch, and by jiggling the door with a fair amount of force, you can displace it off its track, creating an easy entry point to your home.
These entry points are also hotspots for intruders because they allow clear visibility of possessions and are often located in the back of your home, where a burglar can break the door and enter with minimal detection.
While sliding glass doors can be an easy access point for burglars, you can quickly upgrade your door’s features to prevent break-ins. Install higher-quality door features, such as reinforced glass or plastic to prevent breakage. In addition, security vibration sensors and locks — like steel sliding door loop locks and keyed patio door locks that bolt into the door and frame to prevent it from being shaken loose — can help you stay safe.
Along with a sturdy lock, place a wooden or metal dowel in the track behind the door to prevent it from being opened by force.
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