Home burglars make off with $15,000 in goods
Original post made on Apr 17, 2013
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on Apr 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm
Technically La Loma Drive is Sharon Heights; West Menlo Park is the unincorporated "University Heights" neighborhood between Menlo Park proper and Sharon heights. Regardless, the need to reinforce side/rear garage doors is becoming clearer by the day as the recent steady stream of brazen daytime break-in reports indicates. Does anyone have any advice on best practices or have a good door strengthening service they can recommend?
on Apr 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm
The first thing to look at on garage side doors is whether they have glas in them. They often do. That type of door should be replaced with a solid core door and secured with a deadbolt with a 1 1/2" throw. The strike plate should be installed with minimum 3" screws into the framing of the structure and not just the door frame. That will be a door that is very difficult and time consuming to break open. Also, always lock your doors and windows. Locks do no good if they're not used.
on Apr 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Spot-on guidance, thanks MV.