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fixer, August 11, 2019 in Survival - Prepping, Bushcraft & Homesteading
A good home security tip that you may have never thought about.... Most contractors install the plates with the supplied screws which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar. Instead install 4 inch screws in their place that go through the door frame and into the framing of the house. They can kick for a long time before they get tired! You can see in the picture the screw supplied with the door hardware. Making a burglar make a bunch of noise and be foiled in their initial plan can not only give you time to arm yourself but they will most likely move on to an easier target.
I actually worked as a locksmith for 3 years and this is a great tip! I would recommend screws at least twice as long as provided as a minimum. Also you have to make sure you have the wood behind it to make good use of the longer screws, if you don't then why not? Cheap...
Yes!! I have been doing this for years.
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