How to Reinforce Doors: Entry Door and Lock Reinforcements

Three simple upgrades to improve door security

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Cordless drill
  • Utility knife
  • Wood chisel

You'll need this specific bits for your drill: 2 1/8 in. hole saw, 1 In. spade bit

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Grade 1 or 2 deadbolt lock (1 in. long throw bolt)
  • Lockset strike plate
  • Reinforced deadbolt strike plate
  • 3 in. screws