When it comes to home security, you need to think about all the doors of your house. If they are not up to the mark, you will need to replace your front door, back door, and any sliding doors throughout the house. But chances are you’ll be good just with the right kind of door hardware. Here are some do’s and don’ts when picking out new door hardware for your home:
Choosing the right door hardware
Don’t buy cheap door hardware because it only costs a few dollars, hoping that it will work out later. You're better off with an inexpensive door hardware set made of metal or plastic that won't be so flimsy and will last longer. If you still want to save money, buy stainless steel or brushed nickel door handles.
Do- Buy high-quality brass locksets with long-lasting finishes
Don't- Buy a lockset with an easily accessible keyway. That way you can change the key easily if it is stolen or your key is copied.
Buy a lock that also has an override key so you can still get into your door even if the battery dies.
It’s best to shut your lights off when you leave a room, and as always be sure to keep all valuables out of sight. Set up a home security system to keep you and your home safe while you are away.
Pro Tip: When installing new smart door hardware, make sure everything is installed properly; this will help protect the frame from damage and greatly reduce the risk of being kicked in.
Yale Lockset: This is one of the most widely used brands for door hardware solutions and that’