When Mariana Harrison bought her first place, her father came over to help her settle in. When he arrived, he had a drill and some priceless advice.
Mariana shared this advice in a Facebook post that has since gone viral. It reads:
My dad gave me this advice a long time ago when I moved into my first apartment. He even came out and changed the screws for me as soon as I moved in. Someone else recently posted about it and I thought I would share!
A good home security tip that you may have never thought about…. Most contractors install the plates with the supplied screws which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar.
He installed 4 inch screws in their place that go through the door frame and into the framing of the house. They can kick for a long time before they get tired! You can see in the picture the screw in his hand is the screw supplied with the door hardware. Making a burglar make a bunch of noise and be foiled in their initial plan can not only give you time to arm yourself but they will most likely move on to an easier target.
A burglary takes place every 18 seconds in the United States. 30% of the criminals behind those incidents get in through the front door. With that in mind, I’d say Mariana’s dad gave her some pretty solid advice!