What keeps bad guy out, a good door or a good lock ?

Opinion A: A strong thick door is the key I believe. When you have a thin and weak easy broken door, whatever lock you might use is meaningless.

Opinion B: Have you ever heard a theft break into a house by breaking the door ? Never, I suppose. So the lock is the real import for home protection."

Experts’ Opinion: Actually, both are key important. More exactly, the thickness of a metal frame door and a high grade lock cylinder with anti-broken protection will keep your house safe. The theft either try to unlock your lock, or try to broken the lock, so lock cylinder and its protection is extreamly important. Don’t buy lock that too cheap. (This useful advice is from Tom of Osoel Lock )

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As a New Yorker, I would say to do both; good door and a heavy duty double bolt lock.

What keeps a bad guy out is a good guy inside with a loaded and cocked 12 gauge shotgun who is more than willing to use it. Barring that, a trained martial artist inside with a staff or pair of batons.