With so many new tools and technologies, burglars and criminals are becoming more inventive than ever. Door locks are no longer sufficient to protect your homes, businesses, and offices.
Numerous clients have approached us regarding this concern, asking us what more can be done to improve the security of their homes. Even if they do not know how, we greatly appreciate their initiative and understanding to do so.
We at D&M Locksmiths are committed to providing affordable home security solutions to make sure everyone has access to them. However, we also recognize that some solutions may be expensive right now, but are more cost-effective in the long term.
One of our most popular recommendations is the installation of door bolting mechanisms. Wooden doors tend to have a number of security measures attached, including Yale and mortice locks. While combining these two is much more secure than just one, they can be further enhanced with door bolts. By placing door bolts at the top and bottom of your house doors, the door becomes securely fastened to the door frame or wall.
Every professional locksmith who regularly tests all security products in the market knows fully well that it’s incredibly difficult to get through a bolted door. Should someone dismantle the Yale and mortice locks, the door bolts will prevent them from getting into your property as the door is secured to the wall.
Patio doors are also protected further by adding door bolting mechanisms. Sliding patio doors are particularly vulnerable due as they are prone to being lifted out of the sliding rails given the correct pressure.
However, this can be avoided by installing an anti-lift patio door lock. These are inexpensive and relatively simple for a highly-trained locksmith to fit. If someone tries to lift your patio door out of the sliding rails while the anti-lift lock is locked, the mechanism fastens even tighter.
The costs of leaving your home vulnerable far outweigh the cost of reinforcing your home security. Home security doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. With door bolting mechanisms, you can guarantee your home’s security far beyond just traditional door locks.