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Stephan
Break in proof door

Is there something called break-in proof door? Break-ins are quite common in my locality. Recently, my neighbor had to hire break in door repair service after the burglary. It is being said that there is 25% spike in home burglaries during winter months. In three out of 10 cases, burglars gain access through an open door or window. So in order to prevent the burglar attack, I would like to know whether there is a break-in proof door. If such a door is available, I would like to get it installed at home as entry and exit doors. 

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Break in proof door

Stephan,

Yes, there are some very nice ones. Bullet proof and kick down proof. Some can even take a hit from a battering ram. But if you install the door and do not also install the windows, there is your weak link. A window is much easier to break than a door. And windows are in dark, hidden areas around the house. Also, if you do not plan on enforcing the structure around the door with steel, it is very easy to cut the door out of the jam, and walk right in. I have seen a battery chain saw wrapped in a blanket, that was very quiet. No one knew anything was going on.

Search online for different doors and windows. It all comes down to what you need. No one here can suggest anything for you, only you would know. Remember, locks only keep out the honest people.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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