How to Secure Your Home from the Inside

To properly secure your home from external threats, you must find weaknesses potential entry points and fix them.

You will need

  • Solid core doors
  • Heavy-duty locks
  • Lock strike plates
  • 3-inch screws
  • Deadbolt locks
  • Window pin locks
  • Protective glass film
  • Burglar alarms
  • A peephole
  • A porch light
  • Motion detectors (optional)

Step 1 Secure your doors Install solid core doors and secure them with heavy-duty locks. Fasten heavy-duty lock strike plates to the doorframes with 3-inch screws. Install deadbolt locks across from each door hinge.

Step 2 Install window locks Install window pin locks to limit the distance the windows can open.

Step 3 Install protective window film Place protective film on the windows to help prevent the glass from shattering should anyone try to break the window. Fit your windows with burglar alarms.

Step 4 Install a peephole Install a peephole, preferably one with wide-angle vision, in your front door. Get in the habit of looking through it before opening the door, and keep your porch light on at night.