Security Hacks

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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...