When a thief targets a house, one of the most obvious areas that they’ll search for a weakness is in the doors. You may merely upgrade the locks however there are extra things that you will do even on a budget that can reinforce your doors for higher security.
Criminals now no longer spend the time that they perhaps once did in order to choose the lock and gain a quiet entry. Now, they’ll merely kick the door in if need be and not care regarding the noise that they make. During this guide we will be looking at some alterations that you will build to strengthen your home.
Deadbolt strike plate
This is the piece of metal wherever the deadbolt latch secures in to the door frame. These aren’t usually very robust at all and are sometimes only ever any good for holding the door closed. It’d not take a really strong kick to get through this alone during a forced entry. The strike plate should be replaced for a stronger box strike model with longer screws and a full metal enclosure.
By replacing your strike plate you’re adding security however that alone won’t stop a determined thief as the strike plate is sometimes only attached to wood that’s around …