Keep your home safe from unwanted intruders with these DIY home security projects and tips.
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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 who loses keys or has kids.
How to Reinforce Door With Knob Reinforcer
This story walks you through the how to steps to install a doorknob reinforcer on your exterior doors. It's a simple, inexpensive project that makes your entry door more secure and less vulnerable to break-ins.
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.
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 yourself with inexpensive, easy-to-install devices.
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.
How to Rekey a Door Lock
Learn to rekey your entry and deadbolt locks like a pro, and at a fraction of the cost, using a rekeying kit. Instead of calling a locksmith when a key is lost, rekey the door lock yourself and save.
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. Complete the system in a single day.
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. Photo courtesy of Schlage.