Home Door Security – How much is too much or too little?

Security doors factorySecurity is a very important aspect today. Everywhere, we hear horror stories about attacks, muggings and house breaks. It is at the back of our mind when we drive to work and also when we are at home or at a vacation at some exotic location. Security of us, our family members and our belongings are at the top of mind and it dictates many of our choices. But the moot question still haunts us; whether we have provided enough security? The reverse is also true; sometimes the security measures are so stifling that we cannot enjoy our lives. Let us look at some of the true indications that dictate the level of security of your home. These will in turn also dictate the home door security required by you.

The Neighbourhood:

Doors manufacturingSome neighbourhoods are safer than others. You can decide on the neighbourhood only at the time of purchase or rent out. Once you have purchased a home or entered into a long time rental contract, there is very little you can do except upgrade the security level of your home. On the other hand, the neighbourhood may be very safe and you can easily install home door security systems to protect you and your family. There may not be a requirement for an elaborate security system. Hence, a study of the neighbourhood is very essential.

The contents:

How valuable are the contents of your home? Can they be easily removed? Are they heavy and difficult to move from one place to another? The answers to these questions also dictate the choice of home door security. No doubt, the inhabitants and their well-being is equally important, but we are talking of times when there is nobody present in the home. Robbers and burglars prefer empty homes as they can finish their job in peace. If the contents are precious and valuable and can be easily removed on account of their compact nature, you would need to invest in higher security levels.

Are the neighbours friendly?

Making of security doorsWe are not just talking about your social network. Some neighbours are quite sociable and can offer the best protection plan against break-ins. Of course, the home has to have basic security elements to protect the privacy as well provide protection. Having a friendly relationship with neighbours helps a lot as they can raise the alarm and also dissuade potential break-ins. This has a drawback as well as some of the neighbours can be quite nosy.

Well Lit streets:

Did you check if the streets and backstreets are well light and does the light illuminate your entrances? You will be surprised to know this, but thieves do not prefer homes which are well illuminated. The chances of discovery increases in such cases.

Home door security does not depend only upon the strength of the door itself or other security features built into it. The security levels can be increased through other measures as well. It is always better to have a mix of both measures so that we can get a good night’s sleep inside as well as outside the home.