Wednesday, March 11, 2009

your home is your castle

What you really need to do is leave town... but you can harden your home a little very easily.

I recently had a handyman come out and install longer screws in the doors, in the hinge and also the bolt plate. The screws that were originally put in there when the house was built were a joke. Now the longer screws go deep in the boards that are part of the frame of the house. Kicking in the doors will be much harder now.

I hear that people prefer to kick in doors since the sound is something that can be ignored by neighbors. Breaking glass however is something people take note of and investigate.

Anyway, it was quick and easy and something good to do. Buying locking gas caps for the care also a quick and easy idea. As thing get tough, the people will ramp up on thieving.