The first line of defence for any home is the door, either the front door or the back door and maybe some interior doors as well. Getting good door security is now, and probably always has been, a major problem as those that want to break into a house get more innovative in how to crack the house entry systems. This has become even more of a problem as the most common way to steal a car is to break into the house and steal the keys to the car as the car security systems are so good that this is the easier route.
Good door handles and locks combined with a good door and an alarm system can make those that want to rob you consider that it is easier and safer to go elsewhere. The insurance companies also agree with this point of view and will often offer cheaper insurance premiums if the doors have excellent locks and doors. A good door lock will cost quite a lot but it only has to be done once and it is well worth making the effort to get a good lock. A good lock can cost between £50 and £95 for a decent 5 lever sash bolt lock but this type of lock will provide a good secure lock whilst allowing the door to open and close with ease.
The materials with which the lock is made are high quality steels and whilst they often have a brass finish all the supporting and locking components are made from high quality steels. This means that the lock is saw proof in the first place to stop any portable saw attack and the 5 lever locking system makes the locks so that they cannot be picked even by the better locksmith. They cannot be forced and it would require the destruction of the door to get in. If it is a good door this cannot be done quietly and it would be easier to go elsewhere.
It is possible to buy cheaper locks and for the garden shed and outhouse this might be worth considering but in the case of the main doors take the safe route it will be worth the money. A good strong door handle will add to the deterrent and also add to the general appearance. Get a good supplier and do not forget the back door as well as the front door and any other obvious entrance.
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