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

  1. 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 garage door.

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  1. 20 Secret Hiding Places

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    Got some cash or valuables to hide? Try one of these clever, simple ways to hide those items from all but the smartest, most determined crooks.

  2. Finger-Scan Entry Locks

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    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.

  3. How to Stop Thieves

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    Thieves look for easy pickings; these tips will show you how to stop thieves from stealing trailers, motorcycles, ladders and equipment from your yard.

  4. How to Reinforce Door With Knob Reinforcer

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    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.

  5. Replace a Peephole With a Door Viewer

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    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.

  6. Safe Home Security Tips

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    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.

  7. Install a Peephole

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    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.

  8. How to Rekey a Door Lock

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    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.

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