When we moved in to our current apartment back in 2006, we had the standard lock on the door which was ok but not what we were used to. When we were leaving Kuwait to settle back in India, we bought a few nice things for our house here. One of those things for our house and later in the apartment were these big door locks. You need a good locksmith to set those up for you in your home. If you’re in the GTA area maybe check out these good folks at Locksmith Toronto.
So these locks that we have on my front door are a bit odd. They are really strong (from Italy) and pretty difficult to break into. Also the odd thing is they open the opposite way to all other door locks. You can lock it three times for the strongest lock or leave it at 1 or 2. It is the best option that I have seen and better than most locks in other homes I have been to. You can find good locks here on Amazon India if you want to look for something similar.
I remember when I was kid, maybe 7 or so I managed to get myself locked in. The door that separates the main bedroom, bathroom and kitchen of our flat in Kuwait City from the living room and the key broke in the lock. I was panicking and my mother was panicking but finally she managed to get hold of my dad who called in the locksmith that he knew and an 90 minutes later, I was free. And given a Pepsi and a shawarma dinner to ease my worries.