New Locks Stop Home Invaders

Home invader and robber
Home invader and robber

Protecting your home isn't as simple as turning a deadbolt. According to a story this week in theColumbus Dispatch, home break-ins are on the rise due to weak locks and shoddy frame construction -- and it's not just Ohio. The FBI claims that in 2008 (the last year they have complete records for), 1.3 million residential break-ins occurred, a five percent increase from the year before.

In addition to installing a box strike and using three-inch screws, here are some options for strengthening or replacing you door's lock: