9 ways to protect your home from burglary
Sixty percent of all burglaries take place at ground floor doors and windows, says Sczuroski, so it makes sense to "harden" these entry points.
All entry doors should be solid wood or steel-wrapped wood-core doors, he says. Hollow-core doors or rickety old wood-panel doors can be kicked in easily and don't offer much of a deterrent. New solid (slab) doors cost around $100. Installation, of course, will cost extra. However, an experienced home handyman can tackle the job with the help of instructions.