Making improvements to the security of your doors can be a deciding factor as to whether or not you could fall victim to a break in, which is something that no one wants to experience. Unfortunately, it does happen all too often, and for most it is a pretty traumatic experience and the effects are still very present even long after the ordeal is over. This is why our team at Access Locksmith Solutions Ltd have put together a helpful guide with tips on how you can improve the overall security of your doors to minimise the risk of falling victim to a break in.
Lock Upgrades – This may seem obvious, but you will be surprised at how many people overlook this vital home security measure. It is important to ensure your locks are not old or worn, low quality or vulnerable in any way. By ensuring you have locks installed that either meet or exceed British Standard 3621 or TS007 on uPVC doors then you will have not only improved the security of your door, but you may also save money on your insurance premiums as you will now have an insurance approved lock fitted. It is also worth knowing that if you do fall victim to a break in and your locks don’t meet BS3621 or TS007 some insurance providers will not pay out on a claim.
Door and Door Fame Strength – Unfortunately wooden doors are quite susceptible to being forced open with a kick, so regardless of the quality of lock you have fitted it is pretty useless if your door frame is not secure as well. You can reinforce a wooden door by having a strike plate fitted, the plate is made from metal and is attached with long screws that are drilled into the studs. Strike plates can be found in most DIY shops or online. If you don’t feel you are up to the task of installing one, or just want to make sure its done property you can contact us at Access Locksmith Solutions Ltd and we will come and properly install the strike plate for you.
Another way to improve the security of your door is making sure it is securely screwed down. You can use hinge bolts which have been specifically designed to stop the door being forced off its hinges.
Install a Deadbolt – By installing a deadbolt to your wooden door, you will drastically improve its overall security. It is important that you use the correct size so that the bolt can extend deep into the door frame to ensure it won’t be able to be forced open. There are a lot of deadbolts to choose from, so it is important you choose one that is going to offer the best protection for your property. If you are interested in having a deadbolt installed, then feel free to contact Access Locksmith Solutions Ltd for information and a no obligation quotation.
Additional Security Measures
If you have implemented all of the security measures mentioned above, then there are still ways in which you can improve upon the overall security of your door. You can have a chain installed which will provide additional security when you and your family are at home, by stopping the door from opening past a certain point.
If you need more information about any of the security measures mentioned or would like to use any of them to improve the security of your door then contact Access Locksmith Security Ltd today – 01405 881646