So, the new house had deadbolts that are keyed on the inside as well as the outside. It dawned on me that the reason for this is because the exterior doors have glass, so someone could break the glass, reach in, and undo the deadbolts if they were normal deadbolts.
The keyed inside freaked out my wife, and we were already locked-in a few times while looking for our keys among the 275 boxes and other crap around the house after moving, so I replaced the locks with more normal (and beefier) deadbolts.
So, are there any ideas floating around out there to make the doors more secure? I know I can simply add a chain, but that only helps if we are inside to lock the chain. If we are out of the house, someone could still break the glass on the door, reach in, and unlock the deadbolts now.
We do live in the safest neighborhood I have ever been in, but I don't want to be naive, either...
BONUS question: The current clothes dryer is really old with a gas hook-up and takes two hours to dry anything. We have a brand new dryer in the garage that we own, but it is electric only. The plug, though, is that HUGE three prong plug thing, whereas there are only normal 3-prong outlets in the laundry room. 1) Can we switch the type of plug on the dryer to match the outlet? I suppose it should be on its own breaker, too? 2) We can just shut off and cap the gas line used for the current dryer and put in an electric dryer, eh?