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Do Security Doors Prevent Break-Ins?

Do Security Doors Prevent Break-Ins - tattletale Portable Alarm Systems

Burglary is one of the most feared property crimes, and for good reason. According to FBI statistics, there were over 1.1 million burglaries in 2019. Forcible entry accounts for more than half of all home invasions. Households and businesses in cities with 250,000 people or more are at the highest risk of experiencing a forcible entry crime.

If you’re considering an upgrade in your home or jobsite security system, you may be wondering if a security door is worth the investment. 

What Is a Security Door?

A security door is designed to resist forced entry. It is made of durable, damage-resistant material such as steel or composite materials. Not only are security doors hard to damage, but they also come with additional security features like reinforced frames, high-security deadbolts, and multi-point locking systems. 

The Disadvantages of a Security Door

Adding a security door to your home or construction site security system is a great idea, but there are some cons to consider. 


First, a security door is far more expensive than a traditional exterior door. The heavy-duty materials and extra features account for most of that cost. However, installation is also part of the high initial costs. Due to their weight and specialized hardware, additional time, effort, and materials are needed for proper installation.  


All doors require some type of occasional maintenance, but the maintenance requirements for a security door are crucial. Failure to clean and lubricate hinges and other hardware could reduce the door’s effectiveness. 


Having a security door at the entrance of your home or business may limit accessibility for the elderly or disabled. The threshold required for some doors can create an obstacle for some mobility aids, like wheelchairs or walkers, or be a trip hazard. 


Modern security doors come in a variety of appealing colors and designs. However, design options are far more limited than those available in a traditional door. 

Are Security Doors Effective?

Despite a few disadvantages, security doors enhance security at your home or jobsite. The presence of a security door can be enough to deter potential intruders. Knowing a security door is designed to resist a forced entry attempt, a would-be burglar may simply opt to target a different location.

In addition to lowering the risk of a break-in, a security door will also help improve your energy efficiency. The tight fit of a security door keeps pests from entering and acts as a sound barrier to provide greater privacy. 

Is a Jobsite Security System Better Than a Security Door?

Security doors are durable, long-lasting, and offer an extra layer to your home or business. A door alone may not provide the level of security you need at home or work, but a security door can be part of your overall security system. 

People often think of a home or construction site security system as a single unit, such as a front door camera. Like a security door, a camera can be effective in preventing break-ins, but it does not provide full security coverage. 

Depending on your property and personal needs, a security system may be made up of:

  • A security door
  • Door and window sensors
  • Motion sensors (inside and outside)
  • Security cameras
  • Glass break sensors
  • A central monitoring station
  • A garage tilt sensor
  • Flood and freeze detectors
  • Panic button
  • Smoke detectors

The combination of products and services available from tattletale® is practically endless. Selecting a variety of security products along with installing a security door is the best way to protect your property and your family. 

Who Needs a Security System?

Is a security system rental right for you? The fact is, almost every home, business, and organization could benefit from a tailored system, whether it is rented or purchased. Consider these facts about burglary in the U.S.:

  • Most burglaries occur during daylight hours
  • Homes with no security system are 300 times more likely to be invaded
  • 34% of burglars gain access through the front door
  • Winter is the peak season for burglaries

Security systems do more than keep intruders out. They can monitor your safety on many levels, including protection from fire, smoke, and other dangerous situations. 

The Cost of Security

A break-in at your home or business can cost thousands of dollars and leave you scrambling for months as you replace necessary belongings and equipment. The identity theft problems that can arise after a burglary can drag on for years. 

Worse than any property loss or lingering security issues is the risk that someone you care about could be harmed or even killed during an invasion. 

Compared to those costs, the price of a security system seems very low. Additionally, investing in a residential or jobsite security system could lower your insurance premiums, not to mention your stress and worry. 

What About That Security Door?

Invest in a security door, but if you have real security concerns, don’t stop there. Contact tattletale® today and let us help you build a system or find a security system rental program that will keep your property and your loved ones safe. 

tattletale® carries systems and individual components for every need and every price point. Build-your-own packages start as low as $240 a month. Our Pro Package is suitable for large organizations and those that need extra security and starts at $1,200 a month. 

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home or workplace. tattletale® is here to help make sure you do.

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