Inexpensive ways to protect your home: 3 simple security enhancements

Posted at 1:39 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 18:03:42-05

You’ve heard the expression "your home is your castle," but keeping that castle safe doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

We found three inexpensive and easy-to find security enhancements:

  • Door reinforcement hardware makes it harder for a thief to kick in your door. Available at home improvement stores, it typically costs less than $30.
  • A window bar lock makes it tougher to pop the lock on your windows. It only costs about $5. A simple wood or metal dowel also works. Just drop it in the track where the window slides open.
  • The Simlock is described as an “unpickable lock." It’s quick and easy to install by yourself and sells online for under $10.

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