Panic Rooms – for when the middle of the night becomes a nightmare:
Modern vehicle security requires the microchip-embedded key to operate a car. Thus thieves need the keys and are now breaking into homes to get them. And they get a bonus: the victims’ wallets, locations of hiding spots, combinations to safes – and the victims themselves.
A simple 2X4 piece of wood wedged up under your bedroom’s doorknob will keep the door shut. See “How To Keep Monsters Out” in Apartment Security FAQ.
Or turn your bedroom or closet into a fortress (without going broke). See safe room for home invasions.
Also, almost all residential doors (front and rear) can easily be kicked through, pried open, or have its lock picked, bumped, or wrenched open – all in less than 10 seconds. And the prying, picking, and bumping are nearly silent. See door reinforcement.
Even better, also fortify your entire home with overlapping layers of protection: