You should also consider whether the external doors themselves are strong enough to withstand attack. Security doors can be expensive, running into thousands
for steel reinforced doors in steel frames. But there are cheaper options — a Burglarybuster Nightlock Pull Up Security Bar can be purchased for €69. This bar can be laid across external doors at night. It reinforces the lower part of the door and means efforts to knock it in will
create far more noise — always effective in deterring burglars. Windows should be fitted with locks. For ease of use, you can arrange for all locks fitted to be opened with a single key. If you go to , there is a home security audit checklist on the site to help you identify potential weak areas in your security and offer solutions. You have the opportunity to reduce the risk of break in or theft near your home. When burglary or theft reports are reviewed, it is striking how many similarities there are in the reports. Often, doors and windows were left unlocked, alarm systems were not activated, a few homes were not properly illuminated, and many doors had dead bolt locks – but, they were not used.