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Home Safety Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your home safety.


How to Install an Electronic Dead Bolt

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows a homeowner how to install a Bluetooth-enabled smart-lock dead bolt for his front door


How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

In this video, we show you how to install a new deadbolt lock step-by-step with tips on how to mark the door and position the drill.


How to Retrofit a Home for an Earthquake

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor travels to Portland, Oregon to learn how to protect homes from earthquakes.


How to Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, wires an old house with new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors


How to Childproof Your Home

Quick, effective ways to safeguard children around the home

How to Install a Wall Safe

Safeguard your valuables in 4 easy steps


How to Install Radon Mitigation

In this how-to video, This Old House host Kevin O'Connor discovers an effective method of clearing radon from a home.

How to Install a Lockset

A step-by-step guide from This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram