The right burglary protection for the side entrance door - what can you do?

When the front door is usually high value placed on a sufficient burglary protection - side doors are often treated quite stepmotherly. However, burglars also know that. How to effectively secure your side entrance doors, and what protection is needed, can be found here.

Risk secondary entrance

House doors are secured in most cases very extensively. Even when buying it is usually no problem to pay attention to a sufficient resistance class.

In many houses, however, there are in addition to the front door also side entrances - such as a rear entrance, or a door that gives access to the garage. Here hedging is often more difficult - although the risk is even higher than at the front door.

protection requirements

A smart burglar will almost always first try to penetrate through the usually weaker secluded side entrance door - instead of having to take off with the well secured door.

In addition, many side entrances (in contrast to the main front door) are quite well protected and are not visible from the street. This allows the burglar to work in peace - even if it takes a little longer. Thus, the protection requirement of side entrance doors is actually even higher than that of the front door.

Easy securing with a tank bolt

A very simple and yet very effective securing the door from the inside offer armored bars. They are available from around 200 EUR and effectively prevent the door from opening (if it rises inwards). The prerequisite is, however, that the bolt is sufficiently stable (certified) and also very solidly attached to the masonry.

If such a bolt should be open from the outside, you can put on a crossbar. The door must then be drilled, then the cross bar can be solved via a special security lock from the outside. If that is not absolutely necessary, you should rather forego it for security reasons.

Special security doors

If you prefer to replace your door, you should pay attention to a sufficiently high resistance class for secondary entrance doors. Particularly in the case of basement or side doors lying in hard-to-see areas, a very high degree of protection (at least RC 3) is highly recommended.

Also at the lock of such doors you should put at least on the following things:

  • Multiple locking
  • Lock cylinders with at least impact resistance class 2 and drill protection (DIN 18252)
  • Protective fitting with cylinder cover (DIN 18257), best of all protection class ES3

Tips & Tricks

Retrofitting existing doors (except with a tank bolt) is usually difficult, as older doors can have very many weak points. In most cases, an exchange is worthwhile. Even if the door leaf is not sufficiently resistant.

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