5 Essential DIY Home Security Tips
Raise the alarm and step up your safety with these do-it-yourself home security tips guaranteed to keep your home secure from intruders.
1. Hide Your Stuff Strategically
Store valuables in your child's sock drawer, not your nightstand. Thieves often scour the master bedroom but tend to leave kids' rooms untouched.
3. Reposition Your Mail Slot
A mail slot goes against the wood grain, weakening the horizontal integrity of a door and making it easier to kick in. Opt for a mailbox, or install your slot near the bottom of the front door, no higher than a quarter of the way up.
4. Plant a Deterrent
Plant thorny shrubs, such as rosebushes, beneath ground-floor windows. They'll pretty up your garden and make robbers think twice.