Doors and Windows

When protecting your home from break-ins, check the easiest points of entry: doors and windows

  • Choose solid wood or steel doors. Hollow wood doors can easily be kicked in.
  • Install doors with the hinges on the inside of the door so hinges cannot be easily removed.
  • Lock your pet door when you are away.
  • Watch the electric garage door completely close when you come and go so that someone cannot sneak under as it closes.
  • Make sure back doors and the door that connects your garage to your home are solid and secured with high security deadbolt locks.
  • Do not leave gaps around the door frame that would make doors vulnerable to prying.
  • Make sure your windows can be securely locked.
  • Double-hung windows (the ones that slide up and down) are fairly safe, particularly if they have locks mounted on the sides or in the corners.