A good home security tip that you may have never thought about…. Most contractors install the door hardware plates with the supplied screws (which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar). By installing 4 inch screws in their place that go through the door frame and into the framing of the house, an intruder would have to kick for a long time before they get tired and make a lot of noise. Shorter screws are supplied with the door hardware. The extra noise and energy spent trying to gain entry will not only give you time to arm yourself but the intruder will hopefully move on to an easier target.