How can I make my front door more secure?
2 May 2023 |Advice & Guidance
Home security is hugely important and a big part of that is door security. External doors are still a popular target for burglars and front doors are still one of the most common access points for potential intruders and opportunist thieves to enter a property in the UK, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in.
As a main point of entry to your home, making sure your front door is as secure as it can be is a must to make sure your property and family are safe from a break-in.
Upgrading your front door is a sure-fire way of making a potential weak spot in your home more secure.
A new front door is more secure
Older doors that look tired or weak are especially prone to forced entry as they’re not made from the sturdy materials that new doors are made from today.
Reformed burglars have revealed that if a door takes longer than 30 seconds to break through then they will move on, and if they have broken into a house successfully previously, then they will target that house again and again.
New, modern doors are much more difficult to break into and feature superior security – so replacing your front door is your best bet to beat the burglars.
Material matters with a front door
Materials such as aluminium, timber and uPVC will improve the strength of your front door, some more than others. Aluminium is a strong and durable material, while solid timber provides a sturdy door.
Composite doors are made up of a combination of materials, with a solid timber core that is surrounded by other materials such as uPVC, laminate or fibreglass (Glass Reinforced Plastic, or GRP). The layers and resilient door frames make a composite door more robust and often impact-resistant.
A front door that’s locked in
Replacement front doors will feature locks embedded into the frame, a multi-locking system, anti-snap lock cylinders, mortice locks and deadbolts and should have optional security enhancements including fixing the hardware into steel reinforcements and PAS 24 front door security compliance.
They will also feature strong double glazing and glass panels for added durability to also help prevent damage and unwanted entry into a home.
Replacement front doors in Maidstone, Dartford, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge
Our range of replacement front doors, which are available in many styles and an abundance of colours, are made from strong materials and include composite, uPVC and aluminium.
Our composite doors are fitted with Yale locks as standard, which feature advanced designs and high-quality multi-point locking components for complete peace of mind. We can also include additional locking features into the design, including night latches and door security chains.
See our secure front doors for yourself
While UK homeowners are increasingly aware of the various style, colour options and decorative glazing available when replacing a front door, security should still be the primary concern for your new front door to provide you with extra security.
Take a look at our seasonal offers on our range of aluminium, composite and uPVC front doors, visit your closest FineLine showroom, or contact us to get the right secure front door for your South East home today. When it comes to front doors and door security, we have everything you need.