Home Security

Keep your home safe from unwanted intruders with these DIY home security projects and tips.

Replace a Peephole With a Door Viewer

Tiny front door peepholes don’t show much, especially if you have poor vision. Get a fuller view with a large in-door viewer that creates an image visible from several feet away.

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  • Safe Home Security Tips

    Keep your home and your loved ones safe—even If you don't have an expensive home security system. Our tips will help you protect…

  • Home Security: How to Increase Entry Door Security

    Install special door and jamb reinforcement plates to keep burglars from breaking into your home. It only takes an hour.

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Home Security Tips

    Given the right tools and enough time, a determined thief can steal almost anything. The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shares three…

  • Garage Security Tips

    Garage doors are traditionally weak links in garage security, giving thieves easy access to your home. Use these tips to burglar-proof your…

  • Home Theft Protection: Secure Your Garage

    Most garage burglaries can be prevented by taking a few simple steps to secure and reinforce service doors, overhead doors and windows. All the…

  • DIY Security System

    Install a dependable wireless security system and save hundreds by doing it yourself. The wireless modules are easy to install with basic tools.…

  • How to Install a Peephole in a Door

    Lo-tech but extremely effective, a peephole let's you see who's on the other side of the door – before you open it. Installation is…

  • How to Install Outdoor Surveillance Cameras

    Improve home security and your own comfort level by installing mini cameras at your doorways and other areas. Then monitor who's there from the…

  • Install a Peephole

    Make your home safer and more secure by adding a peephole in your exterior doors. You can see who’s there before you open it.

  • Finger-Scan Entry Locks

    Biometric keyless locks let you unlock or lock your entry door with just a quick scan of your fingerprint— the perfect solution for anyone…

  • Choosing the Best Security Chain

    The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shares some tips to help you lock your stuff up and foil would-be thieves. The chains and locks she…

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