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How to secure an outward opening door

How to Secure an Outward Opening Door (Including French Doors)

An exterior door that opens outward is more vulnerable to force attacks than an inward opening one. Unfortunately, when it comes to outward opening doors, you have fewer options to improve security compared to doors that open inwards. The good news is that if you know the weak points, you can secure any outward swinging ...
How to secure your bedroom door

5 Best Ways to Secure a Bedroom Door

There are many situations when you want to secure your bedroom door. Do you want a safe space inside your home? Or do you live with roommates and need some privacy? Reinforcing your bedroom door is an obvious solution in both scenarios. There are many different ways you can secure a door. Unfortunately, quite a ...
How do burglars open windows

How Do Burglars Open Windows? [+ Expert Tips for Prevention]

We know from the statistics that first-floor windows are one of the most common entry points for break-ins. Apparently, burglars love to get into homes through the windows. Many homeowners wonder how intruders open a window… I know because this is a common concern when people ask me about prevention. In fact, this question arises ...
Do burglars break windows

Do Burglars Break Windows? [+Tricks to Prevent It]

While it’s true that the number of burglaries decreases in most western countries, you still need to secure your home to reduce the chance of a break-in (1). According to statistics, most burglars break into a home through either the front or the back door. So if you haven’t secured your doors yet, you really ...
Is double glazing burglar-proof

Is Double Glazing Really Burglar-Proof? [+Tips to Make It More Secure]

If you have double glazed windows or if you are just planning to switch to double glazing, you may be wondering how secure these kinds of windows are. Do they really reduce the risk of burglary? Are they easy to break? In this article, you will not only get exact answers to these questions but ...
Ring peephole cam vs Ring Video Doorbell 1,2 and Pro

Ring Peephole Cam vs. Ring Video Doorbells (1, 2 & Pro) – A Helpful Comparison

If you want to improve your front door security but are uncertain which Ring product to choose, you have come to the right place. Ring video doorbells and peephole cams are getting more and more popular for a reason: they offer cutting-edge technology from a reliable manufacturer for a reasonable price. Also, they have far ...
Best ways to secure windows without bars

9 Best Ways to Secure Your Windows Without Bars [That Really Work]

Most burglars get into homes through doors. At least this is what statistics say. Therefore, if you want to improve home security, you should always start by reinforcing your front and back doors (here is how you can do that). Unfortunately, many homeowners stop at this point and they miss securing their windows. That’s a ...
Burglary statistics

Home Burglary Statistics You Must Know in 2021 (With Illustration)

We all want our home and family to be safe. However, we often tend to believe that bad things happen to others but not to us. The truth is that you can’t always prevent a burglary or a home invasion but you can, indeed, significantly reduce the chance of it happening by taking some simple ...
Best ways to improve front door security

11 Best Ways to Improve Front Door Security

One of the most effective ways to make your entire home more burglar-proof is securing your front door. According to statistics, this is the entrance through which most intruders get into a house. Most often, they simply kick it open. By reinforcing your front door, you can significantly reduce the risk of a successful burglary. ...
Kwikset SmartCode 888 Review

Kwikset SmartCode 888 Deadbolt In-Depth Review: Pros and Cons

Home security is a top priority for me. That’s why I’m constantly searching for the best solutions to burglar-proof my house. When it comes to locks, Kwikset is one of my favorite manufacturers. The company was established more than 70 years ago, so they must know something about door locks. If someone needs a reliable ...