Planning Your New Deck With Security in Mind

deck securityExtending your inside space to the outdoors is something a lot of people are now doing. It is done by adding on a new patio or a deck. Then more elaborate type furniture is used to make it look more like extended living space. This is a great solution for those who enjoy the outdoors but at the same time it is really important to keep the security of the home in mind.

Often when adding on this type of additional space a lot of people like to keep it private. They may do this by adding side walls from different components or maybe even add a roof to the deck. These too are good ideas but they also potentially add some extra cover for a thief that is going to try and enter by the back doors. It is important that you have the proper door security included with your new home improvement.

Many individuals like to have sliding patio doors or french doors that lead out to their backyard. These really are beautiful but you want to use good locking security for them.Also because they are comprised of glass be sure to buy good quality so the glass cannot be easily broken.

Check with the experts at Pre-lock to determine what type of extra security options you have for these types of doors. There will be options such as double door protection, or door jammers just as an example.

Something else that is quite common about the back patio doors is wanting to leave them open so you can enjoy the fresh air. Again you need to be cautious about intruders. One great option here is to have screen security installed.

Aside from break and enters there are other security issues that you want to consider for personal safety. Most likely the doors leading out to your new patio or deck may be the only other exit from your home besides the front one.

You want to make sure that you and your family can easily use this door for an escape from fire or other perils if necessary. It can be a challenge on keeping your doors safe and security so nobody can get in, yet you and your family can get out easily and quickly if necessary. This is just one of the reasons why its a great idea to have professional locksmiths who specialize in security do a review of your home for you.

About Seidman

Paul Seidman is a Toronto security expert providing security services since 1978. Trained as locksmith & alarm security professional Seidman understands how to keep you safe and sound.
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