Exterior doors are secured in 4 areas: the lock, the cylinder, the fitting and the strike plate.
The hinge side of the door may also be secured, particularly if the door opens outwards.
In addition to door security, window security is also essential. This is done by placing extra locks and/or bolts with keys on to the windows. These locks can be keyed alike for user comfort.
Tip! Many cities and towns provide subsidies for burglary protection. It is certainly worthwhile to check this with your local police prevention department. An amount can also be deducted on your tax return in order to obtain a tax rebate.