Whether you’re moving into a new home or apartment, or just looking for a quick and effective upgrade to your home security, you’ll find this quick and cost effective security tip so simple and effective, you’ll find yourself saying “Why didn’t I think of that!!!”

Most contractors install the plates with the pre-packaged supplied screws which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar. Instead, go to your local hardware store and purchase 4-5 inch screws to go in their place. Not only do they go through the plate and into the door frame as expected, they also go straight through the door frame and into the framing of the house.

In the picture above, you can see the difference between the factory supplied screw and something with a bit more gusto. Burglars can kick for a long time before they get tired! Making a burglar create a bunch of noise and be foiled in their initial plan to swiftly kick in your door can not only give you time to protect yourself, call 911, or arm yourself if necessary, but it will also have them working overtime to try and get in, making a bunch of noise and they’ll most likely move on to a new target if they’re not caught by police by alerting the entire neighborhood with their failed attempt.

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