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

Locking your doors with deadbolts should be your first line of defense against home invasion. But what if that isn't enough? How can you keep your home safe?


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 »