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17 May 2017

Preventing Burglaries: Tips for Securing Your Indiana Home

Posted in Security Doors, Entry Doors

Solid Steel or Wood Entry Doors Can Help Protect Your Home

Home break-ins are always a concern for Indiana homeowners. But what's the best way to keep your house safe? Even if you have an alarm system, preventing a break-in can reduce stress and damage to your home. Often times the source of entry is a home’s exterior doors. There are many ways to prevent burglaries; here are a few ideas to get you started. 
 
1.Replace hollow doors. Exterior doors should be solid and made from fiberglass, solid wood, or steel/metal. Install a door opens out instead of in; it’s safer and harder to break into.
2.Replace all windowed entry doors with windowless doors. 
3.Secure sliding doors. The best way to secure sliding doors is to install keyed locks at the top and bottom. Or place a rod behind the door; PVC, wood, or aluminum rods are the best options. 
4.Keep doors locked at all times. A hight percentage of burglars enter homes through open, unlocked doors and windows.
5.Install deadbolt locks. With the exception of sliding doors, all exterior doors should have a deadbolt lock in addition to the lock built into the doorknob. 
6.Add a security camera. Motion censored cameras can deter would- be thieves. Inexpensive systems that transmit a live feed to your phone are surprisingly easy to use and can allow you to monitor your home or be alerted if someone enters.
 
Trim A Seal in Indiana installs replacement entry doors and exterior doors in every style. Looking for a solid wood or steel security door? You've come to the right place. We specialize in entry door installation. Call now for a free in home consultation and start making your home safer today.

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