I noticed the cover plate on the outside of my deadbolt is missing, exposing back end of the screw holes. This is an apartment complex. I walked around the building and no other door had the plate removed.
Should I be worried that this deadbolt is more vulnerable to being broken into?
Do you think this is a sign of failed forced entry? Vandalism?
Google is not helping me find any examples of this happening. It does not appear to be a common way to break in. I’ve wondered if it some how fell off? I have been washing down my door handles and deadbolt with soap and water due to the coronavirus (which is out of control where I live).
Deadbolt missing cover