Security doors are essential for modern homeowners. They add that extra layer of protection to your property, allowing you to sleep easy at night knowing that your family and belongings are secure. If you’re thinking of installing one in your home, here are a few things that you should keep in mind, for your own safety!
Have an Extra Set of Keys – Ensure that you have an extra set of keys for your security door, which you should receive upon purchase or installation. Keep these keys with trusted neighbor or family member in case you lose your keys, or you need someone to access your home while you’re away. One of the worst things you can do is keep an extra set under the doormat or pot plant. Criminals are aware of these tactics.
Make Sure You Never Lock Yourself Out – Locking yourself out of your security gate can be quite an expensive affair, not to mention embarrassing. If you don’t have a spare set on hand you may have to resort to calling upon a locksmith, who’s call out charge may shock you. What’s worse, you may find yourself in a pickle if you’re in a rush and need to urgently access what’s in your house or don’t have your phone on you.
Don’t Let Small Children Operate the Door – Security doors are heavy duty and meant for keeping out criminals, and they’re not to be played with by small children. They could end up hurting themselves and it should be explained to them that the door is never to be slammed for fun. It could be a good idea to show teens and older children how the security door works, as well as your home’s other security features.
Don’t Forget to Use it – Don’t let yourself get into the habit of forgetting to use your security door. You got it for a reason and you paid good money for it so ensure that you make use of it every night when you lock up your home or when you’re leaving for work every morning.
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