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Home Security: How to Increase Entry Door Security
Install special door and jamb reinforcement plates to keep burglars from breaking into your home. It only takes an hour.
Home Security Tips
Given the right tools and enough time, a determined thief can steal almost anything!
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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…
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.…
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…
Home Theft Protection: Secure Your Garage
Most garage burglaries can be prevented by taking a few simple steps to secure and reinforce service doors, overhead doors and windows. All the…
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 house again. "Smart" door locks—especially dead bolts—have gotten so…
How to Install Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
Improve home security and your own comfort level by installing mini cameras at your doorways and other areas. Then monitor who's there from the…
Choosing the Best Security Chain
The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick, shares some tips to help you lock your stuff up and foil would-be thieves.
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.
Inexpensive Ways to Theft-Proof Your Home
Tips to make your home more burglar resistant without spending a fortune.