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How to improve your home security with door security hardware?

Whether you live in an apartment or in a house, you should always put the security of your loved ones at the top of your priority list. You start by increasing the security of your door. Here are several ways you can do so.

Key tips on improving your home security with door security hardware.

  1. Consider Going Keyless

The trend of indoor security is leaning towards electronics. There are numerous door lock options available that don’t require any key and there are several reasons for that. The most obvious one is convenience. You won’t fumble for your keys each time you enter and leave the premises. They are often easy to install and maintain. And you won’t have to get the locks replaced when you lose a set of your keys. Also, these keyless door lock systems are battery operated so there’s no need for you to hire an electrician to route wiring to your door. Battery-powered door locks also continue to function in a black-out. And the last reason for going keyless is better access control, meaning, you can control who is allowed access to the premises. This is particularly crucial for businesses with a high rate of turnover.

  1. Choose the Right Deadbolt

If you are wary of an electronic door lock system, you can opt for the trusty old deadbolt to increase the security of your door. But it’s important to point out that you can’t just choose the first deadbolt you see. They vary in performance, with others failing quite easily while others last a lifetime. In order to do so, you first have to know what makes for a quality deadbolt.   One, look for the ANSI Grade 1 designation. These locks passed the standards developed by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association so you can be sure you’re getting a quality lock. Next, go for a deadbolt with key control. You can limit the number of people who will get a copy of the key such as a help or a trusted employee. Third, choose a deadbolt that’s resistant to sawing and should have at least a minimum of 1-inch long-throw or bar.

  1. Get a Doorbell Camera

Similar to a hidden camera, a doorbell camera allows homeowners to monitor their front door discreetly. It combines the function of a doorbell to alert residents of a visitor as well as allowing people from the inside to see who’s outside even before they open the door. Before going out and buying a doorbell camera for your home or business, you should pay attention to the needed features.   One, it should offer an HD video feed. It should have Wi-Fi connectivity as well as two-way audio so you can talk to visitors. You can also go for a model with a wide-angle camera and it should also have a waterproof and weather-resistant case.

  1. Install a Security System

Door security is aimed at preventing the wrong people from gaining entry into the home or business. Should a crafty burglar or criminal bypass it, however, you should be prepared for a contingency plan. This is where a door security system plays a role. Should strangers manage to gain entry to the house, if they can’t provide the right access code to the system right by the door, it will automatically sound an alarm and even send a notification to the homeowner and to a central hub alerting them of the unauthorized entry. Not only that, if you left without locking the door, but it will also send out a notification reminder to you via your phone. Other methods you can implement to increase the security of your door include replacing low-quality door locks. You can also reinforce the weak points of your door like the hinges and door jambs. If it’s possible, have a quality storm door installed.

Author Bio: Eliza Brooks is an ardent blogger and frequent traveler who writes about home improvement, travel, and the latest trends in emerging technologies. She is currently working with EyeSpySupply, which offers a wide range of surveillance equipment, including wireless hidden cameras, nanny cams, GPS trackers, voice-activated audio recorders, and more.

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