I would like to ask about the safety of doors and windows etc thanks

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 21, 2018
    the doors- solid hard wood, hollow core ok...but it can be cut open. metal entry doors take a bit more work. keys can be cloned and lock pics abound. you can get a lock that contains a key pad. assign each family member thier own code. change the codes every so often -the keypad numbers wear down and some one might guess the code from the wear.

    windows- get 2 sash locks installed on each sets of windows. there are metal decorative pieces to put over the windows some of those have locks also check on how easy it is to get out of in an emergency. the safety is in the fasteners. you need a solid base to mount to. have a fire alarm in each sleeping area. had my house broke into. had a fire alarm in the bed room, and matches for a candle. lit the match held to fire alarm....dude went out a window. he had hit others in the neighborhood. the glass had fingerprints on it. they picked him up the next day.
  • SandyG SandyG on Jan 21, 2018
    Exactly what do you want to know? The old saying is "your doors are only as safe as your frame/jams." Sufficient framing for a door is important for locks/deadbolts to work fully. Below is an article. I hope it helps.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 21, 2018
    If they want in bad enough they will find a way. By the time the alarm company get the police out there, they will have time to get at least something before taking off. We have an extra large doggy door for our two big shepherds and I dare someone to try to come in our house with four dogs, including an ankle biter and a chow that are really property oriented and don't like anything like critters or humans coming on the property they don't know. Hubby had a male chow years ago before we met that cornered a burglar in the house and neighbors called the cops when he heard him screaming at the dog. They had to call hubby to get the dog away from him so they could take him to jail. There are many ways to protect home and family now days with all the new alarm systems they have out now. In an emergency some of the locks and window locks and bars would be a hindrance to getting out of the house quickly due to fire, carbon monoxide or whatever and little kids wouldn't remember what to do, as well as even some adults.
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 22, 2018
    This article has some helpful points to consider-https://www.safety.com/door-security/#gref
  • Nun32489822 Nun32489822 on Jan 22, 2018
    consult the fire brigade for the answer eric
  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 22, 2018
    A couple of things. 1 - your doors should have a metal frame, not wood. No one comes through the door, they go around it. Therefore, if they can break the frame, they will. Wooden frames break pretty easily to a determined person. Also, get a deadbolt with a turn knob on the inside instead of a key. The key should only be necessary for opening from the outside. Also, and a lot of people don't seem to know this, is that your patio window can be lifted up and out. If you use a screwdriver to get under the door at the bottom, lift it up into the track, you can lift the entire door out without a sound. Put 3 screws into the top of the track and let them hang down about a 1/2 inch or so, making sure it doesn't interfere with the sliding of the door. This way, the door won't be able to be lifted over the bottom rail. Open your door and lift it up to check if the screws are down far enough. You can also put a stick or rod on the pocket where your door slides back to eliminate the option of someone sliding the door back. If you make it a couple of inches shorter, you can leave your door open that amount to let air in. Couple this with the screws in the top. If you have double hung windows you don't think you'll need to climb out of, you can drill 3 inch screws into the sides of the frame, letting about a 1/2 sticking out on both sides, high enough to allow for windows that fold out for cleaning, but not high enough for someone to reach in or crawl in. Four inches should be sufficient. Do both top and bottom windows, on each side. This is cheaper than buying locks.
  • Dsd32019128 Dsd32019128 on Jan 23, 2018
    I am thinking to fit one of them but not four dogs. Thanks
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