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.
Other do-it-yourself options are listed on www.thefamilyhandyman.com .