No one likes to lock their doors when they go to sleep every night. It is a pain, and it makes people feel like they are in prison. But if you live in an area that has high crime rates, you need to make sure your family is safe at all times! Today, I’ll show you “how to create your own security door for the bedroom” so you can rest easy no matter what happens.
How to Secure a Door?
- Find a heavy-duty metal door. The heavier the better! You can find these at your local hardware store or on Amazon for less than $40-50.Take off the hinges and drill holes to attach it to the wall so you don’t have any problem with thieves breaking in through windows (you’ll need enough screws).
- This will work even if, say, someone throws something against your window from outside–the force hits their object instead of going into your bedroom.
- Use bolts that are attached inside and out–either use two sets of bolts or one set that goes all around like a hoop would go over an old horse’s neck.” This is essential because bolt cutters are a favorite tool of burglars.
- Replace the screws on your door with threaded bolts and washers, then screw them into two strips of metal that are screwed to the top and bottom of your doorframe. This will keep it from being kicked open–no matter how strong they are.”
- This is also essential because a lock can be easily picked or broken by someone determined enough.”
Lock the Door Adequately
If you are using an old-style knob and key lock, replace it with one of the new styles that use a pin number. This will keep people from picking your locks while they wait for your to come home in order to rob you. It takes about five minutes to upgrade this type of door–and it could make all the difference if someone tries breaking into your house at night when you were sound asleep.”
One more thing: If there is any way possible, get rid of those window screens! They provide an easy entry point for burglars who might want to climb through your window.
Sensory Control Alarm
Another upgrade for your home is to install an alert system that will go off when someone tries opening a door or window. This prevents burglars from being able to sneak into your house without you knowing. If you add this type of alarm system, make sure to do it in a way that will not disrupt your sleep.
Another upgrade for your home is installing a “safe room” within the house. This can include extra doors (made out of steel plates) and special locks on all windows and doorways which lead into this area–which should also be soundproofed as much as possible! You could even go so far as to put bars on the outside window frames or walls if necessary.”
Grills and Door Frames
Install steel grills over windows and door frames in order to prevent burglars from gaining access through these areas.
You can also purchase a motion-activated sensor alarm that will go off when someone is near the front or back of your home–in case they are trying to break into one of your doors without alerting you.
Lights on timers for night time protection
Another great way to protect yourself at night is with lights that come on automatically from dusk until dawn, so if anyone breaks in during those hours it will be easier for them to be seen by people in other houses nearby.”
“Lighting up” your house with exterior lighting would also help keep burglars away because they won’t want their faces illuminated.
How to Install a Security Door?
Remove the interior door from your bedroom. Remove any trim and molding necessary to open up the space on either side of the doorway, as well as removing all hardware at this point.
Frame out both sides of the opening with heavy duty materials such as plywood or tempered hardboard; you can use a variety of additional reinforcements including metal studs for added security if desired.
Make sure that these pieces are framed in so they form a sturdy box around every inch of wall space where there is no attachment previously installed (i.e., framing).
When completed, attach one end onto each side frame using screws drilled directly through into wood boards. Make sure to pre drill holes first so screw will not split material when tightened too much.
Once the frames are completed, you’ll need to cover them with a material that is weather resistant and durable—I recommend using materials such as wrought iron or aluminum for an extra layer of protection from determined intruders/burglars.
You can also use brick or stone if desired; both would work well in this case given their natural resistance against damage caused by moisture (i.e., rain).
A new roll of heavy duty vinyl film will do just fine too!
It’s important to measure carefully before cutting the material so it fits tightly around each frame without any overlapping edges. Once you’ve cut out your pieces, secure one end on top of the other side (i.e., left over right) using screws, staples, or tape.
Next you’ll need to seal the other end of the material with another piece (i.e., left over right) so it’s fully secured all around and doesn’t come loose when pulled on from one side.
This will prevent any moisture infiltration through tiny holes that may develop in the future due to regular wear and tear as well as exposure to extreme temperatures such as heat waves, rainstorms, hurricanes—or even a heavy snowfall.
The last step is optional but recommended: install an aluminum trim for reinforcement along each outer edge where it meets both sides of your door frame using screws or nails if necessary).
Other things (optional)
Choosing the Right Material
This is a difficult question because there are so many tradeoffs. It’s important to consider the weight of the material and how well it will hold up over time.
A wooden door, for instance, might be heavy but can last years assuming you take care of it properly and maintain its condition with regular treatments (e.g., varnish or paint).
Metal doors also need attention as they oxidize and rust from exposure to air very quickly if not sealed regularly—especially in coastal climates like Florida where we live. On the other hand, plastic doors often have better insulation properties than metal ones and make little noise when closed which could come in handy during late-night hours!.
Put a Sturdy Lock on Your Door
The lock on a door is the most important part of your security system. A good lock will help you sleep soundly and keep burglars out! The best locks should be sturdy, solid metal ones with deadbolts.
If they are installed correctly then it’s not possible for someone to break in through the window or kick open the door without getting caught by the deadbolt which would make them easy targets.
We recommend Schlage products because their locks leave no gaps between parts that could allow an intruder to cut into any openings with a saw blade or bolt cutter. In other words, there’s nothing left for intruders to work around inside, making it almost impossible for them to get in.
Schlage products offer a bolt lock that can be installed on the edge of your door. This is very simple and inexpensive so it’s perfect for renters or people who are looking to save money when installing their locks.
If you’re renting an apartment, we recommend installing a Schlage deadbolt instead because they don’t require any drilling into the frame like other bolts do. Most rental units have doors with pre-drilled holes on either side just waiting for the installation of these locks!
Another type of lock that many people use to secure their bedroom doors is called a “doorknob” lock which simply replaces the old doorknobs in your home with new ones covered in a protective casing. This lock is not as secure and sometimes can be pried off with brute force which makes it less desirable for those looking to have their bedroom doors secured more than any other door in the house.
We recommend installing locks that are specifically designed for your room, like Schlage Bolts or deadbolts, if you want your home to feel truly locked down!
One more type of lock that can be used to secure bedroom doors is called a keypad door lock. These locks are wireless and work on batteries, so you don’t have worry about someone cutting the power in your house or having to install wiring in order for it to operate properly!
Wireless Keypad Door Lock
This type of security locking mechanism works by using an electronic device that sends out radio waves from one end which then connect with another receiver at the other side. A series of numbers will activate this lock when entered into the transmitter-receiver unit.
The best thing about these locks is that they do not require any installation as they are battery operated! They also allow people who may live independently (like college students) – to have an extra level of security while living on their own.
These locks are also a great addition to any home security system that you may currently have installed! The best part about this type of lock? They’re easy to use and maintain – anyone can do it!
When the transmitter-receiver unit is running low, simply replace the battery with a new one within two minutes or less. If not replaced in time, your keypad door will need resetting before further usage.
While these locks work differently than typical locks that require keys for entry into the house, they still offer similar levels of safety as well as protection from intruders due to how difficult it would be for them to bypass such mechanisms without having physical access.
Door Chain/Strike Plate Lock
A good lock chain / strike plate will help deter burglars from getting into your home. A security door wouldn’t be complete without a lock on the outside of it to keep intruders out. This is more than just an extra layer of protection, but also guarantees that people inside are always safe and secure when they use their keypad entry system as well!
DIY Chain Lock
The best type of chain lock to use for this is a door chain. It should be at least 80 inches long and have two holes in it: one on the inside for attaching to the frame, and one on the outside which will hold your padlock.
Attach both ends of the chains through these pieces with heavy duty screws or bolts – make sure they’re not too tight! Otherwise you won’t be able to open them later.
Then wrap them around every exterior side where there’s space so that when someone tries breaking down your front door, their leverage will cause all those loops to tighten up against themselves instead of smashing right into your security system completely unimpeded by anything but years worth of rusting metal.
DIY Security Bars
It’s important to know that these bars are only effective on the lower half of your windows – if someone breaks into your house, they can simply break a window at the top and climb up.
If you live in an apartment building or have any other kind of multi-story home, security bars may not be for you unless there is some other means of restricting access to upper stories.
There should always be a callbox by the front entrance so people who come knocking will not just wear out their knuckles trying to get in while waiting for somebody inside to go find them (and vice versa).
Security bar installation kits usually include hardware required to attach two brackets per side with screws or bolts as well as all connecting hardware. Security bars are not for the do-it-yourselfer who is in a hurry and doesn’t have all of the necessary tools handy or knowledge to ensure proper installation – you should always call an expert if unsure about your abilities.
A security bar will keep intruders out, but it won’t make them go away. You need more than just one element to create a safety plan that can help protect you from harm at home.
You’ll also want alarms and other protective devices such as motion detectors on doors and windows so anyone trying to get inside without permission sets off alarm bells or gets caught by surprise when they enter through some unprotected window or doorframe where there’s no warning system installed which would tell them they’ve been caught.
Other Security Measures
But before you start setting up your security system, take the time to review these suggestions for how to make a security door for your bedroom:
In addition to installing a new lock or deadbolt on the inside of your door, install it on the outside as well so that if someone does get through one side they’ll have no easy access from the other with all doors and windows locked tight.
Install an alarm between two bedrooms (or any space where you might spend some time alone) which will warn both occupants when somebody enters uninvited. This is also a good idea for homes with kids who like going into each others’ rooms without permission and could end up at risk because they didn’t know there was an intruder in the house.
Install a peephole so that you can see who’s on the other side before opening up your door – this is especially important if it’s late at night or early in the morning when people are less likely to be expected visitors and more likely to be burglars looking for easy access into your home.
Put deadbolts with built-in locks near stairs, fireplaces, windows, patios and porches which could provide easier access points than interior doors (these should also have alarms installed). Bonus: installing metal grates over these areas will make them impossible to break through without setting off one of those silent alarms!
Consider having security bars added onto any single exterior door where you’ll be exiting and entering your home. Better yet: install a security gate to cover this door so that you can’t go through without it being opened first!
If possible, get an alarm system installed with multiple motion sensors which will detect any movement in the home (you don’t want anyone trying to break in while you’re asleep!). If this is too expensive or isn’t allowed by your landlord where you live, then at least try getting an alarm clock which goes off if someone tries to tamper with one of these sensors – like our Dream Sky Alarm Clock.
Donate old furniture for charity as soon as they become damaged beyond repair; there’s no need for burglars to have another place from which they could enter your home. Replace locks and bolts on windows, doors, window blinds, attic ventilators etc to make sure they’re all in good condition.
Breakable surfaces should be replaced with glass or tough plastic which is difficult to shatter as well as metal bars for the most vulnerable areas of your house like your bedroom!. You can also invest in a pressure mat that will set off an alarm system if someone steps onto it while you are away from home – this way burglars won’t have such easy access to where you keep your valuables.
If possible install motion sensors near entryways or common rooms so that anytime somebody enters the building at night, lights turn on automatically; this would give intruders more than enough warning.
The most important step you can take in home security is installing a good lock. This will deter thieves from entering your property and, if they are still able to break into the house, give them more difficulty accessing items of value inside.
If this doesn’t seem like an option for you or the door locks have fallen victim to neglect as well as wear and tear over time then it’s worth investing in some high-security products such as fingerprint scanners that unlock doors with just one touch!.
If you’re looking for a quick solution though there are plenty of inexpensive alternatives on sites online where people offer their old keysets at bargain prices.
We’ve got our fingers crossed these tips have helped arm yourself against intruders – now all we need is for you to arm yourself with a can of pepper spray and some self-defense classes!