Home Security

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

Upgrade Front Door Locks With Keyless Door Locks

For get your key? Unlock your front door with a four-digit number that you simply punch into an electronic keypad. This electronic lock is easy to install; you only need a screwdriver.

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Home Security projects

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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…