Security Hacks

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5 Best Jimmy Proof Deadbolt Locks (+ 2 Alternatives)

Securing your doors is one of the most important steps to improving home security. Hardening a door is a complex task that includes securing the hinges and the strike plate, reinforcing the door frame and the core, installing security devices and burglar deterrents, and upgrading the locking system. Although jimmy proof deadbolt locks are not ...
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Simple Ways to Secure Exterior Door Hinges

No matter how strong and secure a door is, if the hinges are on the outside without any proper reinforcement, it is usually only a matter of seconds before a burglar removes the door from its place. This is why you should never ignore securing exterior door hinges. In fact, if you have an outward ...
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9 Proven Ways to Secure a Door With Windows (Or a Window Next to It)

According to the statistics, doors are the most common entry points when it comes to burglaries. Therefore, if you really want to make your home burglar-proof, securing your doors is an essential step. In fact, a door is only as secure as its weakest part and a door with windows is way more vulnerable than ...
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9 Simple Ways to Lock a Bedroom Door From the Outside

Most bedroom doors don’t have a reliable lock that you can operate from the outside. However, there are situations when you need to lock your bedroom door to keep prying eyes out. Fortunately, in most cases, you don’t need to call a locksmith as there are many simple ways and tricks to securely lock your ...
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Is Your Neighbor Stealing Your Wi-Fi? Detect & Fix the Problem For Good

I know so many people who take for granted that they are the only ones who use their WiFi network. However, it often turns out that they couldn’t be further from the truth. When strangers connect to your WiFi router, they use your bandwidth which slows down your connection and might take money out of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...