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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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