Guarding the Back Door

Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) The back door area is frequently poorly lighted; giving the thieves an opportunity to work with little chance of being spotted. Which is why it is a favorite point of entry for the burglars that want to rip off your business.

One of the easiest means of combating this type of break-in is to install bright, high-intensity security lighting around the back door area. That lighting should be encased in vandal-proof housings to forestall tampering and the disabling of the security lighting by rock-throwing thugs.

Because the back door is subject to attack, you should make sure that your door is in good repair, has strong, well functioning hinges and the door fits properly in the frame.

An exposed latch – that is: a latch that can be easily seen and accessed – then the door should be equipped with a heavy-duty astragal. Otherwise, the exposed latch is an open invitation to a thug with a pry bar. An astragal is a piece of surface mounted steel that runs the full length of the door covering the latch-side door/frame clearance.

don-jo-lp207aAnother security product for an exposed latch is a Latch Guard. Latch guards are formed and hardened units of steel that protect the latch area of the door. The design of a good quality latch guard forces a thief to attempt to pry the door open above or below the ideal leverage point.

The more secure latch guards have pins along their outer edge that lock into the door’s frame and make it nearly impossible for a would-be burglar to pry the door and frame apart with normal tools. Latch guards are economical and effective latch protection devices.

Harold Doan and Sons Ltd is a professional mobile locksmith, serving Orangeville, Dufferin County and the surrounding area. Call us to help you find good, solid, workable security solutions. Solutions that allow you to proactively protect your premises and the assets on those premises. Better security is part of our Security Solutions package customized to your specific security needs.

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