Locking Your Home & Vacation
Front door with glass:
A common way to enter a home is to break a
glass window near a door and simply reach
in to unlock the door. A double cylinder dead-
bolt, or a special deadbolt that has a
removable thumbturn, can offer protection
against this type of entry.
Front door without glass:
A heavy-duty tubular deadbolt or mortise lock provides great
protection on a front door so long as it has at least a 1” bolt and
can provide protection against picking, drilling, and other
forms of physical attack.
Be sure to put a deadbolt on the door between
your garage and home as many garage doors
are easily opened by errant radio signals.
Review the suggestedrequirements for the front
door to determinethe type of deadbolt to use.
Windows should be secured with either
locking hardware that utilizes a key for operation
or with removable pins so that a burglar cannot
easily force the window open.
You can read More about prevention at the National Crime Prevention Site.