There are two main entry points to your property that a burglar will take advantage of. One is your back door. The other, more alarmingly, is your front door. In fact, 72% of burglars gain access to a property via the front door. Statistics have shown over the last 10 years that the number one method burglars use to gain access to a front door is forcing the lock. Surprisingly, the second most common way a burglar enters a property through a front door is due to the door not being locked at all!
Front doors should be made out of solid timber or some kind of composite material. It is so easy for a burglar to kick straight through a weak front door. Check to see if your front door locks need an upgrade. Install newer locks that comply to British Standards and are kitemarked. Locks are always evolving and many modern euro cylinder locks come with anti-snap, anti-drill, anti-bump features as standard.
Having a strong and reliable front door lock is essential when protecting your home. On doors that are made of timber or composite materials it is a good idea to install a deadbolt for added security.
Deadbolt’s can be installed along with your regular door handle lock. Deadlock’s are extremely strong and do not require door handles to be installed so you can put them on any out facing door.