Originally Posted by Paulinep
I am currently installing a new front door but need help in deciding a locking system
I am just going to assume you're talking about a boat and want to lock the companionway
The first thing to do is check if your insurance
company has some minimal requirements. If so, start from there.
Hard to say more without knowing what kind of "front door" you want to lock
My personal opinion (sailboat): if someone really wants to come inside, they will. The only thing the lock will do is determine the amount of damage done to my boat ...
is OK with a simple padlock, so that's what I'm using. Easy to break open without breaking the hatch
, so the damage would hopefully be minimal.
Whatever I leave behind on the boat is not worth the damage the boat would suffer if I used a better lock.
or TV etc. is much easier to replace and not worth the damage - at least, that is my personal opinion.