It's sometimes said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Normally, you wouldn't want to pay to have a door replaced when there's nothing wrong with it, but old doors can sustain sometimes nearly invisible damage. Moreover, after a break-in, attempted or otherwise, a door or doors in your home might have sustained serious damage.
Even if you don't plan to replace the entire door, it often goes recommended to
install additional security features, like double chain locks, which will
vastly improve your home's chances against an otherwise-successful burglar—and
by securing the main access point of possibly the most important place in your
life, you have already taken a major step to protect yourself and your loved
Prevent Burglary by Fortifying Access Points
Of course, "best" is a very subjective word. Although removing
shrubbery around your home can give burglars fewer spots to hide and lie in
wait, doing so may decrease the curb appeal of your home, or makes gardening
more difficult. That's why it helps to focus on useful security features on the
door and windows—potential points of access. A deadbolt, for one, provides even
more strength against direct assault, and a sturdy frame can easily be
installed and double-checked by a skilled locksmith.