Make sure all doors that have outside access are solid, sturdy, and kick-proof. If you are looking at a wooden door, make sure it is made of solid wood. At the very least, you want one with a solid wood core. You may look into metal or fiberglass doors as well. For metal doors, check it is interior reinforced and a lock block. Metal doors can be bent with a lever like a car jack otherwise. There may be some extra maintenance for metal doors due to their risk of rusting.
An overlooked area is your doorframe. Ensure the door frame is made of a sturdy material and is deep and thick enough to secure well.
You may not think that the door's design does not affect security, but it can. Specifically, door windows. They may be nice to look at. They bring in extra light that lightens your house. However, they are also an invitation for would-be thieves. They can break the glass and unlock your door from the inside. If you do want a door with a window, you may want to choose reinforced glass. You may also want to choose a design where the window is not within arm's reach of the lock.
If you are set on a certain design that does not comply with the factors above, then there are 3 more things you can do. One is to install a second door like a metal grill (as long as you do not break any fire codes). Second is to install a metal grill on the window itself. And lastly, you may install a secondary lock far from what the window reaches.
Use secondary locks
Install deadbolts on your door. These are much harder to break than the normal doorknob. You may want to also install a one-sided deadbolt. These can only be used when you are inside, but they are near-impossible to bypass from the outside.
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