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Subject: Re: Home safety recs Date: 6/12/2007 9:27 PM
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Medeco is a good lock company, provided you go with a reputable locksmith who isn't using the same cores over and over again. Don't forget to reinforce the bolt receiver (the best lock in the world is useless if they can kick the bolt through a flimsy wood doorframe.)

Really, there's all sorts of things you can do to harden the target (your home, that is.) You can read up on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. You can buy gates or security films for your windows (making them tougher to smash), you can buy steel doors with solid cores, you can make that place a fortress... but you can't guarantee that nobody will be able to break in if they're determined enough.

Physical security is only part of the equation. To truly be "safe" you need multiple levels of security. Knowing your neighbors and watching out for each other is just as important. Criminals pick up on that. They're after the easiest target, they don't like being watched and reported. And yes, owning a gun and knowing how to use it (it doesn't come naturally, you need training and practice) is another layer that should definitely be considered.

The NRA has a guide named "Basics of Personal Protection in the Home." It isn't all about guns (though much of it does cover that topic.) It's relatively cheap ($12 or so online) and has plenty of good tips.
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