Apartment Home Invasion

How to stop someone from kicking in the door of your apartment

How to stop someone from kicking in the door of your apartment

With home invasions, rapes, murders, natural disasters, burglaries, thefts, and vandalism becoming more prevalent around the country, now is the time to upgrade your apartment’s physical security and stop someone from kicking in the door of your apartment tonight.

An FBI crime report states that over 2.5 million US households will have some form of home invasion this year – that’s 1 every 15 seconds.

If you thought you were safer because you are in an apartment; according to the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), apartments and condos are 85 percent more likely to be burglarized than single-family homes.


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Make your apartment as intruder proof as possible without a complete renovation; the total cost will be approximately $350.00. Peace of mind for less than $500 is an investment worth making. This is considering you already have windowless solid wood or metal doors.


Below are the things you can DIY today to ensure someone doesn’t break in tonight.

  • Add a Lock, Latch, and Door Hinge Reinforcement Kit.
  • Secure your door and door jamb to the walls by installing several 3-inch screws along the frame and doorstop.
  • Add a heavy-duty dead bolt with cylinder guards around the lock cylinders.
  • Use a Door Jammer Home Security Door Bar.
  • Use a rubber door stop or permanently installed metal door barricade.
  • Make Sure Your Hinges Aren’t Exposed.

If the intruder makes it past all of these, you need to respond with the force necessary to eliminate the threat. Top Ten Self Defense Gun Articles


We suggest that if you feel unsafe in your rental, talk to your landlord about what they are willing to do or what you are allowed to do. If their answer is unsatisfactory, it may be time to consider moving.

Don’t delay because the amount of time it takes for the police to arrive at your apartment you and your family members could become just another statistic.

Considering all physical security situations are not the same, our aim with this article was to give you the best available information to stop someone from breaking into your apartment. If you are on the first, second, or third floor you will need to consider your windows as well.


NOTE: No security is fail-proof but you can maximize your protection with a layered security plan.


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How to stop someone from kicking in the door of your apartment

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