Thursday, July 12, 2018

How to Secure a Dog Door from Intruders

Although a dog door is beneficial for the movement of your pets, it can also be a source of burglary and theft. A big doggy door can be a convenient way for thieves to enter your house.

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Even if the burglars can’t fit through the pet door, it can let them open the main door of your house. However, the good news is that you can take some preventive measures to limit intruders from breaking into your place.

Fortunately, the manufacturers of these doors recognize the numerous potential risks associated with a dog door. So, let’s explore how you can prevent your dog door from becoming a source of liability.

Do Not Use a Door to Install a Doggy Door

If it is possible, you can try installing the dog door in a wall instead of in a door. This move will help in limiting the intruders from reaching a door’s interior lock.

Moreover don’t opt for a large dog door. Just choose the smallest size possible that easily fits your pet. In this way, it will become even more difficult for the burglar to enter your house.

Installing Advanced Dog Doors

Use technology to gain an upper hand on intruders by installing dog doors with electronic locks. An RFID chip can be installed on your animal’s collar to open the pet door’s lock.

The doggy door will only unlock when your pet approaches. It will stay locked in case someone (an intruder) does not have RFID access.

Although these types of door flaps are more expensive than normal ones, they can prevent theft which can cost you a larger amount of money.

A Security Alarm

Another way of using technology to your advantage is by getting a security alarm for your dog door. The alarm will sound when the weight sensors trip due to an unusual pressure on these sensors.

First, weight your dog and then set a limit for the weight sensors to trip and sound the alarm. This method is also effective for keeping out other stray animals from entering in your house.

Security Cameras

Security cameras have always been a good way of identifying thieves even after they have escaped. Moreover, they also make the burglars think twice before entering your house as they know they are being watched!

You can also make use of fake security cameras to trick the intruders into thinking that they can be caught due to the footage. These types of devices are similar in shape and size of actual cameras but they are just dummy objects.

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No one would know that you are using fake cameras unless you tell them about it. So, make sure that you don’t inform anyone about your clever trick.

By making use of these precautionary measures you can keep even the most dedicated burglar out of your house.

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