5 security upgrades for a front door

How safe is your front door at the moment? Bet there are a few improvements you could make to improve the security at the entranceway to your property. We’ve listed a few suggestions in this article, read on for top tips and step up security at home.

  1. Fit new Yale locks: If you are still using the same cylinder lock that came with the house when you bought it, it’s time to make a change. Cylinder locks are easy to replace, it’s takes a matter of minutes and you’ll have a new lock and new keys for the property. Once the new cylinder is fitted get into the habit of snapping the latch on at night.
  2. Install a mortice lock: Start using a 5-lever deadlock on your front door and this gives you double the amount of protection if you use a night latch at the same time. Mortice locks secure the door to the frame and the latest industry grade versions are extremely difficult to breach.
  3. 3.       Add a spyhole: Find out who’s knocking at your door or ringing the bell and fit a spyhole in the door. Peer out from inside the property and if you don’t like the look of the visitor you don’t have to answer the door.
  4. 4.       Use a door chain: Take a cautious approach to talking to strangers at the door and fit a chain or a door restrictor. It’s better to be safe than sorry so get a door chain, it’s cheap to buy and easy to fit.
  5. Have a card slot installed: Card slots are great devices if you want to check the identification card of a person without opening the front door. Visitors push the card through the slot, you can read it, ring the company the person says they’re presenting for verification and have peace of mind knowing they who they say they are and their visit to your property is genuine.