Front Door Security

Front door is the first line of defense against unlawful entry. Burglars often target a home with unsecured front door. Nowadays there is variety of choices on entrance door locks, from innovative digital locks, high security door handle sets and mortise locks. As well as fitting door locks to secure your door, make sure there is home alarm system to complete the comprehensive home security, and with door viewer and door chain installed so that you can check who is at the door before allowing them entry.

Entrance Door Closers

Door closer at entrance door plays comprehensive role on both security and safety. It lowers the risk of intrusion as a sprung loaded door closer ensure that the door returns to its closed state after anyone is passed through. It also acts as a cushion to a closing door, preventing it to injure everyone passed by.

Door Closer Type

Concealed door closers are preferred to prevent corrosion and physical damage factors.

Door Closer Size

The wider and heavier the door, the larger the spring size of door closers required to control the door. Size 3-4 is recommended for normal entrance door.

Entrance Door Hinges

Recommend to pick ball bearing door hinges for entrance doors, as it is frequently used and it increases durability of the door hinge. Make sure the door hinge material is rust and corrosion resistant, like brass, stainless steel and chromium with non-removable pins to prevent thieves from tapping out the hinge.

Door size determines the number and size of door hinges needed, check here.

Entrance Door Viewers

Burglaries where the home owner is 'tricked' into allowing a criminal into their home is an activity that is very much on the increase. Fitting and using a door viewer helps to ensure that you know exactly who is at the door before allowing them entry.

Entrance Door Chains

Fitting and using a door chain helps to ensure that you know exactly who is at the door before full release of the door, and lower the chance of being attacked by the burglars.

 

Entrance Door Locks

Regarding entrance door lock, you can choose among (1) digital door locks, (2) door handle-sets & (3) mortise locks.

Digital Door Locks

The main advantage a digital lock is its convenient keyless door open solution – electronic key, PIN code and even fingerprint. It eliminates every trouble that brings from a physical key and fastens the door open procedures.

In security term, although the security of its door locks is similar with other products, it reduces the risk brought by your careless – lose keys, forget to close doors etc.

Last reason to pick a digital lock is subjective – to follow future door lock trend, digital door lock is now becoming more and more popular like smartphones and digital TVs.

Mortise Door Handle Sets

Besides digital locks, Door handle sets are another popular choice for people pursuing complete peace of mind from its highest entrance door security. Door handle-sets provide the highest level of key operated security and represent the industry standard of quality with its American Standard (ANSI) mortise lock.

Another reason is its comprehensiveness. It comes in a complete set of front and back plates with door handles / door levers / door knobs and door cylinders and a mortise lock case. Homeowners do not need to match between door lock components.

The last reason should be its dedicate appearance. Door handle-sets come with variety of design and finish, from classic, contemporary to elegant which fits every entrance door.

Deadbolt+Door Knob-set/Door Lever-set

This is an economical choice for entrance door security. A single knob-set or door lever-set is not enough. Deadbolts act as complementary addition to enhance door security.

Home Alarm Systems

Millions of households have installed home alarm systems in recently years to complete their front door security and is acted as additional level of protection. Alarms have been evolved to wireless which provides flexibility to install at every door and windows of your home. With precise movement detectors, the system will alarm you when triggered with sound and even through smart phone. The system can also be activated and deactivated using the phone.