In the realm of home security, you should think about getting good door locks before you consider installing more complicated security systems in your home. Not only do your doors have to be tough enough to protect you from intruders, but they should also resist being opened by outsiders who want to harm you.
The material of your door should be build out of very tough materials, and maybe even have an internal cover plate to reinforce its strength. Aside from these, your door may need an external steel plate to shield it from blows, especially around the door lock itself. Your door frame should be pretty durable too, meaning it cannot be easily broken or wrecked by an intruder. The door frame must also be difficult to take apart by being fixed against the wall.
The door locks you choose should be selected based on the type of door you are using and how much you can pay for your door locks. It would be ideal if you can get a minimum of two door locks, which can not be easily opened by lockpicks or simply broken to allow entry to intruders. The electronic locks can complement use of standard door locks. You should situate your access panels for the keyless door locks you choose at a safe distance from openings like ventilation shafts.
You should be careful about choosing sliding door locks as your preferred door locks. Sliding door locks tend to be movable from the tracks they slide in, so you need to make your sliding door locks more secure then. You might install pin locks and patio door locks to solve this problem. If your sliding doors are constructed out of glass, it would be much easier for the intruder to simply break open the door than tinker with the door locks. Use reinforced glass if you can get it, especially the laminated glass which is practically unbreakable in most situations.
It is equally important for glass doors to have electronic door locks and/or alarm systems that can be easily seen by outsiders – this helps to dissuade intruders from even trying to enter.
Keyless door locks (especially keyless door locks) help you get the best security you can without sacrificing convenience. Some electronic keyless door locks allow you to use a separate code for each individual who has to use the door. This is safer than using one universal code that can be used by anyone who gets access to it.