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Keep your home safe from unwanted intruders with these DIY home security projects and tips.
How Doggy Doors Are Making Your Home Vulnerable
There are no bones about it: Doggy doors can put your home at risk for break-ins if you don't take a few smart precautions.
12 Everyday Things That Pose Huge Security Risks
14 Things Smart Homeowners Do Before Going on Vacation
Find the Best Smart Home Camera for You
The Safest Smart Doorbells for Your Home
Ring Doorbell 2 Review
Home Safety Tips Kids Should Know If They’re Home Alone
Whether you're leaving your child home alone for just a few minutes while you run...
50 Things in Your House That Can Kill You
Are you putting yourself at risk with these items in your house?
How to Find the Best Smart Locks for Your Home
Adding a smart lock gives a sense of security and enables other automations.
How to Install Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
How to install your own home security camera system
How to Reinforce Door With Knob Reinforcer
Wrap-around metal plates strengthen exterior doors against break-ins.
How to Install a Peephole in a Door
Get better home security in 15 minutes or less by installing a door peephole.
How to Reinforce Doors: Entry Door and Lock Reinforcements
Three simple upgrades to improve door security
Home Theft Protection: Secure Your Garage
Keep the bad guys out with these inexpensive but very effective fixes
Upgrade Front Door Locks With Keyless Door Locks
An electronic keypad entry system solves all those missing key problems
How to Rekey a Door Lock
Change your own locks by removing the lock cylinder and changing the pins.
Replace a Peephole With a Door Viewer
Get a clearer picture of whoever is knocking at the door
22 Inexpensive Ways to Theft-Proof Your Home
You don’t need to spend a fortune to keep burglars at bay. Here are...
DIY Simple Window Locks to Keep Your Home Safe
The latches on most double hung windows are no match for a burglar with a...
Fire Pit Safety Tips Everyone Should Know
Who doesn't love sitting around a fire with family and friends? But, they come with...
10 Best Home Security Devices Without Monthly Fees
Looking to boost the safety of your home without paying extra fees for monthly monitoring?...
Finger-Scan Entry Locks
No more fumbling for the keys with this fingerprint scanner door lock!
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Choosing the Best Security Chain
The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shares some tips to help you lock your stuff...
All About Smart Door Locks: Keyless Entry, Bluetooth, and More
You and your family may never have to worry about getting locked out of the...
Secret Hiding Places You’ve Never Thought Of
Got some cash or valuables to hide? Try one of these clever, simple ways to...
DIY Hiding Place From Old Books
Build this cool hiding place to hide your treasures in plain sight!