Perhaps you have heard of the death of American football player Sean Taylor. Taylor, formerly a free safety for the Washington Redskins, a NFL team, was shot by a burglar on November 26, 2007. Prior to his death, Taylor’s house had been burglarized on November 18. In view of this tragedy, it is wise for all home owners to review their house’s safety, and to consider buying or improving their home security door lock.
Burglars when trying to get into the house will naturally attempt to use the door first since it is an easy method and does not require complicated maneuvers like getting through the window or other entrances. According to the police trained thieves do this as they targeted with Taylor at his home. Therefore, a good home security door lock is very important to make your doors secure.
If one wants to make sure that your house is save a deadbolt security lock is one of the best options. This is because these locks perform better than conventional locks and therefore provide more safety. In interviews done with known housebreakers many have said that if the first place where they attempt to enter has a deadbolt they would tend to rather choose a new target. This is the kind of deterrent you want in a home security door lock that you invest it.
When buying a lock for your home, think of its visibility. While you may not think a heavy duty front door lock looks attractive, that should be the least of your concerns. Safety, after all, is more important than decor. To be blunt, nobody is going to care how nice your house looks if it has been burglarized. Visible locks deter intruders; don’t be afraid to make your security known.
Getting a good home security lock is only one of a number of things you can do to keep your home safe. You could also install other security devices. Alarms, camera systems and motion detectors can all be helpful. They can provide that extra amount of security which may make a critical difference. You can’t be too safe and the extra security might lead to a criminal’s apprehension.
Sean Taylor’s death was tragic, but can serve as a good lesson for homeowners. Thieves are a danger to everybody, no matter how wealthy or accomplished one is. Home safety isn’t just a concern for those who live in “bad neighborhoods.