Complementary Security Features for Security Doors


A large number of property owners purchase and install some type of security door to their property. Of course, security is the main concern being addressed, but some aesthetic value can be added to a property through choosing a stylish security door. As a homeowner, there are one or two additional and complementary security features you can add to the door, which work together to deter and prevent any unwanted intruders. Let's look at some of the security features.

Use Conspicuous Lighting

Many people will install a security door to the front and back of their property, and then only add lighting to the front. Darkness is something that can be potentially attractive to an intruder, so eliminate any dark or shady patches from around the whole property. Don't just concentrate on the front; install lighting so that no dark patches remain.

If all property owners properly lit the exterior of their homes, intruders would be significantly put off from attempting to enter any of the properties. If you live in an apartment, make sure you install lighting to properly light the front area around your security door. Conspicuous lighting can ultimately deter intruders.

Real or Dummy Cameras

Many argue that there is no point using dummy cameras, as real cameras can be controlled and the data collected can be used. While this is true, it doesn't mean that dummy cameras are not a good deterrent. In fact, if you are on a budget, dummy cameras are an excellent way to ward off potential intruders.

Most dummy cameras will have a small, red flashing light, and that is what the intruders look for; they tend to avoid properties that have cameras that look operational. However, if you have the money and time, fitting a real camera system is also an excellent way to complement your security door, and adds another layer of security to the property.

Virtually Answer the Door

It is possible to check who is actually knocking at the door, thanks to a phone app. A WiFi doorbell is installed outside, along with a small, easy-to-mount camera. When the bell is pressed, the signal alerts the app and the phone, and the phone user can see, listen to and speak with the person at the door. You don't even have to be at home to see who is knocking on your door. This is a great way of beefing up the protection offered by the security door.

A few extra additions to the security door can significantly boost the deterrent factor of your property. Learn more about these or other options by consulting resources like Stan Bond Security.


27 May 2015

Security Doors, Frames and Locks: Securing Your Home's Openings

Hi, my name is Brenda, and welcome to my blog. A few years ago, my home became the victim of a burglary. I didn't think it was possible because we live out in a relatively remote rural area, but it happened. After that, I knew I never wanted anyone in my home again without my permission. As a result, I begin to secure my home. I ended up realising the the doors were less secure than the windows. I replaced our doors with metal security doors, but I also got new frames and locks. If you want to keep your home secure, take a look around this blog. It has posts on everything I have learned about securing your doors. I hope these ideas keep you safe and happy!