Think the front door is too obvious a target? Not so! Over one-third of burglars enter the house through the front door. After knocking to confirm no one is home, they’ll test the door to see if it’s unlocked. An alarming number of times, they’ll discover they’ve hit the jackpot and walk right in.
Keep your doors locked—even if you’re just running the kids to school, walking the dog, or lounging in the backyard.
If you're worried you or your kids will be locked out, don't go the obvious key-under-a-fake-rock route. Get a smart door lock with a keypad for keyless entry.
Once you have the lock situation handled, you need to know when that door comes open—no matter if you're home or not. Your best option is to invest in a home security system with door sensors. Our top pick is Vivint home security systems.
Once this system is set up, you'll get alerts to your phone when the front door, or any entry point is opened, no matter how far away you are.