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11 types of sliding door locks

11 Types of Sliding Glass Door Locks (with Photos)

As a security manager, I’m fully aware of the fact that sliding glass doors are often the least secure entry points of a house. The main reason for this is that the built-in locking mechanism that comes with most sliding doors is pretty unreliable and easy to jimmy open, to put it mildly. Another problem ...
How to lock a garage door from the outside

3 Secure Ways to Lock Your Garage Door From the Outside

There are many situations where you may need to lock your garage door manually from the outside. Whether you own an electric garage door (such as a sectional garage door) or a non-automatic one, you can install a physical lock in just a few steps. In fact, there’s more than one way to lock your ...
How to secure garage windows

5 Simple Ways to Secure Your Garage Windows

Many homeowners make the mistake of not paying proper attention to garage security while spending a fortune on reinforcing other areas of their house. Securing garage windows will definitely pay off in the long run as it can greatly increase the overall security of the whole property. Let’s be honest: most garages are pretty easy ...
How to lock a sliding door without a lock

5 Simple Ways to Lock a Sliding Door Without a Lock

Many homeowners spend a substantial amount of money to reinforce the front door of their house while they completely ignore sliding doors. That’s a huge mistake. Sliding doors are usually one of the weakest points of many homes, and burglars are well aware of this fact. Unfortunately, the mortise lock that comes with most sliding ...
Best ways to secure a door from the inside

9 Best Ways to Secure a Door From the Inside

While many people believe that burglars usually break into houses through windows, the truth is that most intruders get inside through either the front or the back door. Often, they simply kick the door open. Home invasions usually happen when the house is empty, however, sometimes burglars and residents do run into each other. That ...
Best places to hide a spare car key

5 Secret Places to Hide a Spare Car Key [On Car and Elsewhere]

No matter how careful you are, there’s a chance that you’ll lose your car key or lock yourself out one day. You can save yourself a lot of hassle if you get prepared in advance for that situation and have a spare key at hand. The good news is that if you own a car, ...
Best places to store your recovery seed phrase

7 Secret Places to Securely Store Your Recovery Seed Phrase

Trying to find a great hiding spot to store your seed phrase? Often it’s not as simple as it sounds. The hiding place you choose, besides being secure, should also be easy to access and remember. Being a security manager, I know exactly how to avoid common places and conceal something the right way. Believe ...
Will a doorstop prevent entry

Can a Doorstop Prevent Entry? How Secure It Is?

I often use door wedges to improve security because it’s a simple and straightforward solution. Also, it’s a handy way to keep a door closed without using a lock. I’m often asked if a doorstop has the potential of preventing unauthorized entries or is it just a complementary solution. A doorstop will definitely not prevent ...
Worst places to hide valuables

11 Worst Places to Hide Valuables (and Money)

So you want to hide some valuable items and make sure that someone other than you will never find them. When it comes to concealing valuables, it’s extremely important to find an uncommon hiding spot. It’s especially true if you try to hide money or jewelry. I know from experience that burglars and other unauthorized ...
How to lock a door without a lock

11 Simple Ways to Lock a Door Without a Lock (Illustrated)

If you want to secure a front door, a bedroom door, a bathroom door, or any other interior or exterior door without using a lock, you’ll benefit from this article. Over the years I tried a bunch of different techniques, and I can tell you that all that glitters is not gold. In fact, some ...