You would do everything in your power to keep your home protected, so the locks you place on your door should help you achieve that goal. Here are some home lock security tips to keep in mind.
First of all, if you just moved into your property, you might want to change every single lock as a precaution. The former owners, or even someone else with sinister intentions, may have copies of the keys, after all. Better to err on the side of caution than to have to deal with an unauthorized entry later on.
A mortise lock for the front door and the same kind of lock coupled with bolts for the back door would make good choices. In addition, see to it that all patio doors and windows have the appropriate locks in place. Likewise, make sure all entry points are locked whenever you leave the house. Never leave spare keys in obvious places. Keep any outbuildings locked as well, or you’ll be giving potential
intruders access to tools that will enable them to
break your locks. For that matter, never leave ladders lying about outside your
home. Finally, always activate intruder alarms before stepping out.