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    Worrying about you and your family’s safety shouldn’t keep you awake at night. Burglar proof your doors to keep your family and your possessions safe from intruders and robbers. The following steps will show you how to burglar proof your doors.

    1. Get a solid exterior door put on your home. The door should be made of solid wood door with a solid wood core (veneer over solid wood), a metal door or a fiberglass door. Your new door should have no windows in it.View a range of steel personnel doors
    2. Make sure the hinges are on the inside of the door. Replace the hinges on the door if they are on the outside or replace pins in the hinges with non-removable ones.
    3. Lock your doors every time you leave and as soon as you return home. Always check that the door is locked when you leave by trying the doorknob. Some studies show that as many as 12 percent of intrusions occur through unlocked front doors.
    4. Update old deadbolts by installing high quality modern deadbolts and use them to burglar proof your doors. It should go into the door at least an inch or more. If you have a deadbolt that goes less than an inch into the door, it should be replaced.
    5. Replace the strike plate, which is the metal where the dead bolt piece goes into the door, with a heavy duty metal strike plate installed with 3-inch screws.
    6. Secure the door frame into the wall by replacing nails in the frame moldings with 3-inch screws along the frame and doorstop to prevent an intruder from prying the door frame off to gain entry.
    7. Install a wide-angle peep hole at eye level into the door so you can view who is outside.
    8. Install keyed locks to the top and bottom of your sliding glass doors. Place a metal “Charlie bar” to the door that swings down to the middle of the door to prevent it from sliding open. Reinforce the glass with unbreakable polycarbonate panels on the inside of the doors to prevent an intruder from breaking the glass.

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