A home is where you feel secure. Unfortunately, burglars and criminals have taken that away from us. In the present era, it’s very important to keep all entrances and approachable windows locked and secure from breaking in. Most of these secure locks are connected to the area’s security office via internet connection.
Squatters pose another threat to the homeowners. There are habitual squatters who are on the lookout for houses that remain empty for a certain period of time. They might not steal anything from you, but they may use your stuff without your permission. So, it may be wise to halt your internet services by calling the Spectrum customer service number next time you plan to go on a long vacation.
Let’s talk about what to keep in mind while buying a security door.
Aluminum or Steel Security Door?
Security screen doors are either made of stainless steel, aluminum, or any other alloy. The screen doors made of aluminum are considered weaker than the ones made of steel.
If you are interested in aluminum or doors made of any other alloy then you must discuss other means to secure the doors with the manufacturers. One way of making aluminium or any other alloy security doors as strong as that of stainless steel is to have a wider frame for the doors.
Components to Be Careful About
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You also have the option of using smart locks. They are well fortified and use access cards. Some smart locks come with sensors, which means that they lock themselves automatically if left ajar for a set period of time. So even if you forget to close or lock the doors or windows they will lock themselves after a certain time.
Door Frames and Hinges
Periodically check your door frames and hinges to see if there is any weakness in them like rust or loose screw etc. It’s important to have strong frames and hinges.
The Core of a Door
The core of a door is the body of a door. Ensure that it’s not just wood. Instead, it must have a stainless steel or steel mesh sheet inside for protection. A strong core acts as a resistance to breaking in.
Use Mesh to Secure Windows
Keep your doors and windows locked whether you are in the house or not. Sometimes we keep the windows open for the breeze, in that case, the windows must have a steel mesh on the inside so that it offers a layer of protection from burglars.
Invest in Access Control Systems
Install an access control system to your main point of entry and any other doors that provide entrance to the house.
Access control systems are installed along with smart locks. They restrict or give access to a designated person to enter a facility. They are installed with smart locks that can be accessed remotely or through access cards.
There are four main types of access control systems:
Mandatory Access Control or MAC
The MAC system by far is the most restrictive ACS. MAC system only allows the system’s owner to manage access based on the settings laid down by the system’s parameters. The owner does not have the authority to edit or change the system’s set parameters. These parameters cannot be altered or bypassed. The end-user other than the owner of the system does not have control over any privileges or permissions. They can only access points that the owners set for them.
This kind of highly restrictive system is not recommended for the homes, they are mostly used for high alert secure areas and buildings such as government or military basis.
Role-Based Access Controls or RBAC
It’s also called non-discretionary access control. In this system, access is allowed as per the role of the person. Only relevant people are given access to the areas based on their functionality role in the area. The only problem with this system is that it can’t grant one-time access to a person if an exception to the norm is required.
Discretionary Access Control
This control system gives complete authority to the administrator of the system. It’s the administrator that decides to give access to whom he requires and the level of access given to the person.
Rule-Based Access Control
This system allows the administrator to set certain rules and allocate access based on the rules. The rules can be Time and/or Access points. Location of the person and/or device being used by the person. These are the rules that can set limitations to access during any one of the above unique situations. Its flexibility makes it one of the favorite lock systems for homes as well as businesses.