When you become a homeowner you worry about security. Here is some advice on how to secure your doors and windows.
Secure the doors
Don’t help a burglar stroll in through the front door. Inspect all of your exterior doors to make sure the door frames are strong and the hinges are protected. Moreover, if your door has a mail slot, make sure that someone can’t reach through it to unlock the door. If you’re moving into a residence that someone else used to call home, change the door locks. That way you won’t have strangers out there with a key to your house, and you can make sure your locks are the best on the market.
Lock the windows
According to theft experts, windows are a common entry point for criminals. Many people tend to shut windows but leave them unlocked. Plus, manufacturer latches on windows aren’t always effective – and sometimes they’re downright flimsy. Therefore, if you don’t like the looks of your window latches, beef up security with aftermarket window locks or key-operated levers. But you don’t have to stop there. We have some other good ideas to help make your windows burglar-proof.
- Reinforce glass with window security film
- Install window or glass break sensors
- Add window bars
- Plant prickly bushes under first-floor windows