Home Security: How to Increase Entry Door Security

Install reinforcing hardware on your door and jamb to stop burglars

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Drill bit set
  • Tape measure

You also might need a 3/4-in. bi-metal hole saw.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Door and jamb reinforcing plates