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October 20, 9:22 AM [GMT -5]

How about an electronic peephole It takes a pic of those coming to the front door and records it.

I also like an electronic door deadbolt. Like schlage it doesn't have a motor so you have turn the knob but that makes the battery last up to 3 years. if it is easier to unlock you will be more likely to lock it.

September 17, 4:39 PM [GMT -5]

These are really good tips. There is more information on this and some other DIY home security tips here: http://yourlocalsecurity.com/resources/diy-home-security.html

May 19, 11:36 AM [GMT -5]

Hey, good idea! However the most important for most doors is to reinforce the "Strike"

(go to amazon, home depot etc and search reinforced door strike) and to fix it with several 3 inch screws.

except for unsecured garages, most home break ins are by door kick down. takes about 10 seconds. The jamb breaks easily unless reinforced.

March 19, 4:27 PM [GMT -5]

Some really great ideas! And, now, one more. What a wonderful sound when a 12 ga. pump is pumped. Just sayin'.

January 26, 8:44 AM [GMT -5]

the next step is to get a reliable home security system. Preferably a wireless system that uses cellular technology to connect to monitoring. Http://www.simplisafe.com/wireless-alarm-system is a good place to start looking. Combine this with those reinforced door locks, and youve got yourself a veritable fortress.

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