Unfortunately, this week we found a break-in.
This is by no means a desirable event. Fortunately, we were able to reach the customer who flew in the next day.
After contacting the proper authorities, the property was secured temporarily until the owner arrived.
There are many ways to improve the security of your home. On most home, the weakest point is the front door. It can be pushed in easily by breaking the small amount of wood holding the deadbolt plate as you can see in this picture. Here is an inexpensive way to strengthen the front door and door frame using parts readily available at major hardware stores. Just the appearance of steel reinforcements may be enough to make the burglars go to a different home.
Here are the two recommended steps.
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Step 1, Striker plate and frame reinforcement.
This device adds a significant amount of strength to the deadbolt striker plate and it is secured with several long screws .
Step 2, Door reinforcement.
This device will prevent the door from breaking or splitting at the deadbolt.