The doors in your Toronto home are some of the weakest points of your entire property as far as potential intruders are concerned. If you would like to make sure that your home is an unappealing prospect for local burglars, you need to make sure that your doors are as safe and secure as possible. There are a number of ways in which you can achieve this goal, the easiest of which we discuss in the next section.
Making Your Entry Doors More Secure
Some of these options are more expensive to implement than others but the more costly choices are sometimes the most effective too. What this means to you as a homeowner is that you either have to commit to spending whatever it takes to make your property more secure or you have to come to some kind of compromise between cost and safety.
- Upgrade Your Locks – If you have old-fashioned wooden doors, you can buy and fit new locks with relative ease. Unless you are not very good at DIY tasks, this is a job that should only take a couple of hours for each exterior door in your property. However, if you do not have the right tools or you simply don’t enjoy tackling DIY jobs around the home, you will need to hire a local professional to do the job for you. In this case, there may be better options as far as return on investment is concerned.
- Fit Metal Grilles to Any Glass Panes – If your entry doors have glass in them, you can make them more secure by fitting metal grilles across the inside of each pane. Another option to strengthen the glass is to fit security film to the glass. This type of film adheres to the surface of the glass and prevents it from shattering when hit with a blunt object. However, it is designed to make it harder for potential intruders to force an entry rather than to make it impossible.
- Fit an Alarm – Contact alarms that are triggered when your doors are opened are a worthwhile investment as they cost relatively little money and are often enough to make casual intruders turn and run. More sophisticated alarms that consist of light beams directed at sensors, which are triggered when the sensors cannot see the beams, i.e. when the beams are broken by a person entering your home, are another alternative that you may like to consider for your entry doors.
- Replacement Doors – With high quality composite models that are resistant to forced entries available at very reasonable prices in Toronto, replacement doors are a popular choice among homeowners who are looking to improve home security. If you do not mind spending a little extra for an even safer and more secure solution, you might like to consider investing in quality steel entry doors. In addition to providing a strong barrier that is very hard for would-be intruders to penetrate, steel doors are very fire resistant, can withstand severe weather conditions, and will remain in excellent condition for many years to come.
If you are not sure which solution is best for your property, please feel free to call us and ask for advice at any time. We stock a wide range of high quality entry doors and would be more than happy t o prepare a free estimate for you if fitting new doors is the option that you decide to take. We serve customers across the GTA and have a reputation for doing whatever it takes to ensure 100% satisfaction on every job we undertake.