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4. Beef Up Your Doors

Department of Justice statistics show that 73 percent of forcible entries involve damage to the door. To ensure it won't budge without your key, install a deadbolt that's at least 1 inch long. Add a solid-brass strike plate secured with 3-inch screws that go all the way into the studs.
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