With an investment upwards of five, six and or even seven figures, the selection of security entrances is one of the most highly visible, impactful aspects of a security project you can accomplish. The goal is simple: prevent intrusion, but there are many pitfalls that can lead to failure. Failure as a spectrum could range from a bad six-month stretch of high stress to a loss of your good reputation, or even a breach at some point that could cost you your job. To help you avoid others’ failures, we’re going flip the usual format around and show you how to really screw things to get you thinking and to firmly instill these lessons in your future planning. Here are nine of the biggest mistakes we’ve seen in the field. Follow these leads at your peril!