This very large chapter is divided into five sections shown below and to the left in the navigation column.
Improving the security of your existing doors deals with the doors you may already have in your home and suggests the best ways to secure them.
Door locks, hardware and fittings considers many of the different locks and hardware associated with doorsets of all types.
Enhanced security doorsets looks at purpose made security doors, which you should be buying if you are going to replace your doors.
Fire doors in a domestic setting provides some information about fire resistant doorsets and the need to employ professionals to improve their security
Recessed doors in houses and blocks of flats considers the crime opportunities associated with deeply recessed doors. The advice in this section is equally valid for doors in commercial buildings.
About 40% of burglaries in Ontario involve the forcing of a doorset. The figures are similar for the rest of the Vancouver and Montreal. These figures do not account for the fact that if you live in a block of flats above the first floor then your private flat entrance door may be the only way to break into your flat. This means that 99.9% of burglaries in flats like yours are through the door! (the very rare one goes through the wall) If you live in a terraced house with no access to the back garden the burglar can only break though the front door or maybe a front window and so the percentage of burglaries through the door is again likely to be higher than 40%.