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Learn From 86 Burglars How They Broke Into Homes

Learn From 86 Burglars How They Broke Into Homes

When it comes to protecting your home and valuables from burglars, who better to learn from than the burglars themselves? The investigative team at KGW8 News in Portland sent out questionnaires to 86 convicted burglars in prison and this is what they had to say.

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See Strikemaster and Door Guardian on the Today Show

See Strikemaster and Door Guardian on the Today Show

Check out this recent NBC's Today Show segment of Ask Lou, where home improvement expert Lou Manfredini addresses the issue of door security with two of the products we carry, the StrikeMaster and the Door Guardian.

 As an added bonus, learn how to solve that squeaky floor!

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Video: Home Break-in Caught on Camera

Video: Home Break-in Caught on Camera

This shocking video from the inside of a home in Mississauga, shows how easily burglars can kick in your doors when they are not properly reinforced. Note that this door failed on the hinge side. Our StrikeMaster II door reinforcement kits also include 2.5" case hardened screws to secure the door hinges.

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Is your home safe when you go on vacation?

Is your home safe when you go on vacation?

Summer is here and you're preparing for a well deserved vacation. Don't forget to include your home and valuables in your planning. Here are some tips: Before you leave, check every door and window to make sure that everything is locked and sealed, including your garage door, shed, and basement windows. Also, make sure that you have no spare keys lying around that are "hidden" under a mat or under a rock. Burglars know where to look and a key gives them easy access. If you have a sliding window or door, put a piece of wood or a long...

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Featured Product: StrikeMaster II Pro Single Door Reinforcement Kit

Featured Product: StrikeMaster II Pro Single Door Reinforcement Kit

A burglar can break open the average door with a single well placed kick. Kicking the door is a common forced entry method as it is fast, easy, requires no special tools and makes very little noise. Why is it so easy you ask? Most door frames are made of soft wood that is susceptible to breaking and splitting near the lockset or hinge area. Standard deadbolt strikeplates are weak (thin and small) and they are only secured with two short screws. Doors are also susceptible to breaking and splitting causing the deadbolt to fail. Door hinges are secured with short, weak...

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