16 DIY Home Security Projects

(Flickr, James Bachleda)

(Flickr, James Bachleda)

DIY home security is the most affordable option for fortifying your home. In some instances, this requires purchasing equipment from a home security company for a do-it-yourself installation. And in other cases, projects are as simple as heading to your local hardware store or even just making a few maintenance adjustments to your home. You decide which ones are your top priorities as you review this list of 16 DIY home security projects that most anyone can complete in a weekend or less.

1. Change Your Locks

(Flickr, Dave Taylor)

(Flickr, Dave Taylor)

The most common sense rule in home security is one that is quite frequently ignored by the average homeowner. If you’ve spent any time at all on this blog, you’ll recall that we’ve already talked to you about the dangers of lock bumping and how important it is to invest in locks that will resist such techniques. Nowadays, there are so many options for better locks until it doesn’t really make much sense to stick with the old standard.

Consider embarking upon a DIY home security project to upgrade your locks to a keyless entry system similar to some of the ones featured above. From locks requiring a passcode for access to those requiring a fingerprint scan, you can complete a DIY project like this in a weekend and be the envy of all of your high-tech friends.

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