What locks should I have on my Front Door?
Once you have made sure that the door itself is secure you can start considering the types of locks you need to maximise the protection offered by a good solid door.
With regards to securing your property whilst it is occupied, opinions vary, depending on who you are speaking to. The Fire Brigade, for safety reasons, would recommend that the deadbolts are not engaged when the property is occupied as locating the keys to open the door could cause an unnecessary delay in the event of a fire. Crime Prevention Officers, however, might not feel that a nightlatch on it's own is adequate and would recommend engaging the deadbolts to increase security as well as protect young children from wandering off. These are considerations that need to be made by the occupants of the property.