Front Doors

Consumer Front Doors Information

Safety and Security: Front Doors

Locks

Simple machines that keep your door from opening are probably the most common and the best way to keep your door safe and secure. Locks can include simple key locks, deadbolts and other mechanisms. Most people don’t feel that more than two locks are necessary, but it is up to you how many you install.

Secondary Internal Locks

These include bolts, hooks and latches. They are locks that can only be opened from the inside of a home. They provide added security when you are at your house, but will not protect your home when you are not present.

Alarms

There are many levels of alarm system, from simple infra-red sensors that make a noise to camera systems with direct links to the police. Obviously, the more complex a system becomes the more expensive it will be. Most commercial security systems will integrate with your front door to alert you to breaking and entering.


Learn more about door security and the crimes that your home might be susceptible to.