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Good home security allows you to enjoy your house and relax. Learn how various home security systems work and how to maintain a secure home.

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How do lock pick guns work?

Lock pick guns work on the same principle as raking a lock by pushing up the pins. Learn how lock pick guns work in this article.


10 Ways to Break Into a House

 10 Ways to Break Into a House

You might be surprised at the tricks burglars may use to break in to your home. Check out these 10 ways to break into a house. See more »

 What lock-picking tools do you need to pick a lock?

To pick a lock you'll need some picks (or paper clips) and a tension wrench. Learn what lock-picking tools you need to pick a lock in this article. See more »

 How do you pick a master lock?

To open a lock, the bottom pins must be aligned so they're all below the shear line. Learn how to pick a master lock in this article. See more »

 How do lock pick guns work?

Lock pick guns work on the same principle as raking a lock by pushing up the pins. Learn how lock pick guns work in this article. See more »

Top 5 Home Security Tips

 Top 5 Home Security Tips

Home security is important to keep your family and your house safe from crime. Check out these top 5 home security tips. See more »

How Pepper Spray Works

 How Pepper Spray Works

Pepper spray is a common law enforcement and self-defense tool. Check out this article and learn all about how pepper spray works. See more »

Are you a lock-picking expert?

 Are you a lock-picking expert?

The Lock Picking Quiz will test your knowledge of how to pick a lock. Learn how much you know with the Lock Picking Quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Simple Ways to Discourage Break-ins

 10 Simple Ways to Discourage Break-ins

Break-ins are easy to prevent. Criminals tale the path of least resistance. Learn how you can keep criminals at bay and prevent break-ins. See more »

What's the best way to prevent a thief from entering your home?

 What's the best way to prevent a thief from entering your home?

To prevent a home invasion, locking your doors with deadbolts should be the first line of defense. Learn about other ways to prevent a home invasion. See more »

How a Panic Room Works

 How a Panic Room Works

A panic room is a safe room that people can hole up in the event of an emergency. Read about panic rooms and learn about the technology installed in panic rooms. See more »