An alarm system can be an effective deterrent if it works when needed. Over 90% of all reported alarm calls are false. Police response to alarms may be slow at best, or nonexistent. Alarm monitoring can cost as much as $800.00 per year.
You can transform your once beautiful home into a place reminiscent of a ghetto or blighted neighborhood with a wrought iron burglar gate.
Sold in every hardware store and home center. Most of these are "gimmicks" that offer little or no protection against a forced entry. Their effectiveness depends largely on the construction or condition of the door itself. There is no way to certify the effectiveness of these products in an existing door.