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Ways to make your home 99% burglar-proof with a minimum of effort or money.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. 16

How to have a theft-free vacation. Car, hotel and personal precautions to reduce the chances of falling prey to a thief.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1978 (v.56#4) pg. G2 (232+)

41 ways to discourage a burglar.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1979 (v.57#2) pg. 90

How to have a theft-proof vacation.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1979 (v.57#10) pg. J14 (184+)

Build a computer controlled security system for your home. Part 1. Sensors and software examples.
BYTE Jan 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 56

Build a computer controlled security system for your home. Part 2. Software for a sophisticated computerized system.
BYTE Feb 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 162

Build a computer controlled security system for your home. Part 3. Ultrasonics, infrared beams, and other devices useable as sensors.
BYTE Mar 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 150
Correction BYTE Jun 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 214

Circuit for an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver to be added to a security system.
BYTE Jun 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 436

Eye spy. Install a high-tech home security system featuring a motion-sensitive video camera and remote microphone. Est. cost: $200.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 1999-Jan 2000 (v.23#3) pg. 60

A few precautions to protect your home. Tips on fences, lighting, doors, locks, windows, and alarms designed to frustrate a burglar.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 20

Vacation security. Tips on protecting your house while it is unoccupied.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1984 (v.7#9) pg. 37

Security tips from a policeman looks at windows, doors, lighting, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1990 (v.13#8) pg. 8

Lock, stock and padlock. Advice on guarding a home against crime by re-keying locks and through the use of motion-sensitive lights, deadbolt locks, metal grating over windows, push-button locks, special patio door locks, window bars, burglar alarms and a neighborhood watch program. Special tips are furnished for securing a workshop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1993 (v.16#4) pg. 14
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 6

Home-grown, do-it-yourself home security tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 35

Three ways to make sliding glass doors more burglarproof.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.76#5) pg. 56

Tips on hiding your jewelry and other valuables when you leave home.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Sep 1987 (v.43#9) pg. 38

Securing your home. Part 3. Situations after an intruder has entered your home.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1994 (v.9#1) pg. 40

Before you build. Step 9. Preparing for a home security system.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul 2001 (v.16#7) pg. 27

Home-security cookbook. A survey of electronic security and alarm systems. Includes several styles of activation circuits (temperature, thermistor, diode, light, smoke, etc.) for use in home or car.

How to burglar-proof your home. Includes 10 spot checks to make before you leave on summer vacation.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 13 1980 (v.93#7) pg. 82

Burglar-proof your home. A guide to alarm systems and security devices.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 10 1982 (v.95#11) pg. 8

Steps the homeowner should take to discourage burglars.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #128 Aug 1971 (v.21#6) pg. 59

A look at small, but effective, ways to make access to your home difficult. Tips for easily created storage places for small valuables.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #190 May-Jun 1978 (v.28#5) pg. 13

The basics of electronic security systems. A look at do-it-yourself systems and service companies. Tips on planning the system, choosing components and installation. Includes a representative wiring diagram for a whole-house system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #190 May-Jun 1978 (v.28#5) pg. 16

Ideas on securing a summer cabin to reduce the odds of burglary and vandalism.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 68

How you can save money on home insurance by installing security protection devices.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #200 Jul-Aug 1979 (v.29#6) pg. 56

Interview with a burglar. Tips on what you can do to thwart the average thief.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #200 Jul-Aug 1979 (v.29#6) pg. 62

Eight simple, inexpensive steps to help protect your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 24

Home security plan. Special section helps you slash the odds of being robbed. (1) Good habits. (2) Hideaways you can build. (3) Choosing an alarm.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 85

Bolster your house against break-ins. A review of available locks and electronic security systems.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 68

Preventing home break-ins. A review of door locks, window locks, electronic devices, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 106

How to have more security for less. New products, new facts and new ideas to help keep your home secure.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 99

Home security. How to make your home less inviting to a burglar. Ideas for doors, door locks, windows, and garages.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #313 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.40#10) pg. 76

Ten most common home security mistakes and how to correct them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #374 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 (v.47#1) pg. 64

Tips on using thorny plants in your landscaping plans to help defend your home against intruders.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1983 (v.27#3) pg. 50

How to protect your home against break-ins. Also looks at what's available in home security systems and gives tips on how to choose one.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 164

Best ways to burglarproof your home.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1979 (v.189#1) pg. TM2 (228+)

Sound sentry. A noise-activated device will switch on interior and exterior lights, audio system, etc. whenever an unusual sound is detected.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 49
Correction HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1986 (v.3#7) pg. 4

Special section on home and auto security. Includes 10 low-cost ways to protect your family, home and valuables. Choosing and installing a home security system. Photos show how to install a hood lock on a car.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 77

Professional advice on home security systems.
HOME MECHANIX #739 Nov 1989 (v.85) pg. 20

When burglary hits home. What you can do to recover if your home becomes a burglary target.
HOME MECHANIX #742 Feb 1990 (v.86) pg. 31

Home security while you're away. Advice on preparing a house to remain unoccupied without attracting burglars.
HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 14

Shopping for home security products or services. Advice from a professional crime prevention specialist.
HOME MECHANIX #761 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.87) pg. 8

Home security. How to plan and install a comprehensive alarm system.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 51

A look at electrical and mechanical ways to make your home safer and more secure. Maximum security locks, electronic alarms and smoke detectors summarized.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 70

13 suggestions for inexpensive ways to make your home burglar resistant.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 74

Five pages of ideas on ways to improve home security.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 86

How to choose your home security system.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 92

Computerized security and status system. Dedicated 6800-based computer system makes your home or business intruder-proof. Monitor doors, windows, fire alarms, telephone, furnace, etc. Use it to control lights or call police.

Bars, special locks and hinges to burglarproof your home.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #418 Mar 1963 (v.59) pg. 96

Special section of burglarproofing your home.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #506 Jul 1970 (v.66) pg. 68

Special Section. A complete guide to home security. Covers locks, lights, alarms, doors, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #661 Jun 1983 (v.79) pg. 63

Tattle Tale. A unique home or office intruder and emergency monitor that you phone to find out if all is well. Can be used to monitor up to three emergency situations (breakin, fire, flood, heating/cooling failure, etc.).
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1986 (v.3#12) pg. 28

Beating the burglary odds. Former thief shares "inside" tips on home security.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #111 May-Jun 1988 pg. 96

Burglarproofing without budget-busting. Sensible advice about high-tech techniques.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1983 (v.4#7) pg. 42
Added Info NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 6

Old-house security. Part 1. A look at doors, windows, roof hatches, skylights and other vulnerable points of access in the older urban house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1981 (v.9#11) pg. 245

Old house security. Part 2. A look at doors, locks and alarms.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 271

Old-house security. Part 1. Perimeter security.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.14#9) pg. 429

Old-house security: Part 2. Locks and Alarms.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1986 (v.14#10) pg. 472

Mothballing buildings. How to put houses safely in hibernation. Emphasis is on the importance of ventilation and techniques for securing windows and doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.21#4) pg. 35

10 tips to keep your photo equipment from being ripped off.
PHOTOMETHODS May 1988 (v.31#5) pg. 49

Protect your home with a burglar baffler. Ultrareliable circuitry provides programmable, pseudorandom lighting.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1981 (v.19#7) pg. 65
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1981 (v.19#11) pg. 8

Light detector monitors a portion of a security video-camera monitor screen for any change in light levels. Two circuits shown.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1994 (v.11#10) pg. 82

Sexier security system. Adding automation to an existing security panel. Using simple X-10 add-ons to improve the versatility of your integrated home security systems.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1997 (v.2#1) pg. 18

Security 101. The basics of keeping your home safe and sound by installing glass break detectors, passive infrared detectors, smoke/heat detectors, etc.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1998 (v.3#5) pg. 24

Home safe home. Advice on analyzing your need for a whole-house security system and designing a system to provide adequate protection.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jul 1999 (v.4#3) pg. 39

Automated security lighting. Two new methods for triggering automated lights inside and outside the home.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Sep 1999 (v.4#5) pg. 53

House Watcher. Electric control box turns on lights and radio at intervals around the clock to give home a lived-in look.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1971 (v.135#6) pg. 120

How to protect your home from burglars. Tips from a former burglar.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1971 (v.136#3) pg. 86

How to burglar-proof your home. Special 8-page section on locks, alarms and hardware.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1975 (v.143#1) pg. 97

Seventeen low-cost ways to burglarproof your house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 87

How to protect your home from thieves. How to secure your yard, secure doors and windows, install an alarm system, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1982 (v.157#1) pg. 110

Tips on home security.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1986 (v.163#7) pg. 45

Home security. Simple steps for safeguarding your home. (1) Door locks, (2) Window locks. (3) Lights.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1999 (v.176#10) pg. 122

Tips on protecting camera equipment from thieves.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1984 (v.91#7) pg. 105

Tip: Use a camera tripod to securely "lock" a motel-room door.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1989 (v.96#2) pg. 119

Special electrical controller operates up to six 110-volt outlets, each one on a different timing sequence. The varying light patterns of people-at-home can be simulated by installing one of these controlled outlets in every normally used room for use when no one is home.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1971 (v.198#6) pg. 98

A tape recording of a barking dog, installed in an outside trash can, can be an effective deterrent to prowlers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1972 (v.200#2) pg. 22

Do-it-yourself guide to making your home secure.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 94

Master home security "dualarm" monitors 10 sensors and indicates the sensor and type of signal (intruder or fire) by means of illuminated panel lights.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1972 (v.201#4) pg. 110

The Lockbox House. Part 13. Electronic security for the leisure home. Includes a surveillance camera, a remote station intercom and an ionization smoke and fire detector.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 116

How to beef up your leisure-home security. Installing improved locks, braces, and alarm systems.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1978 (v.213#1) pg. 106

Tough entry hardware to guard your home. New locks, guard plates, and strike reinforcers can foil burglars. Other suggestions for strengthing doors are given.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 128

Tough protective hardware for windows and patio doors. What is available and tips on installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1980 (v.217#1) pg. 116

Easy-to-install wireless security systems. What is available and tips on their installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1984 (v.225#5) pg. 98

Home security report. How serious is the burglary problem. A dozen ways to protect your home. Home-security hardware.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1987 (v.2#5) pg. 26

Home security system. Low-cost home alarm system features a digital combination lock, optional display circuitry, and simple installation. Can also be used as an automobile or marine intrusion alarm, an ignition combination lock, or both. Multiple output contacts accommodate devices such as a siren, automatic telephone dialer, and floodlights. Part 1.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1985 (v.56#12) pg. 61, 86

Home security system. Part 2.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1986 (v.57#1) pg. 49, 75

REACTS 7000 (Radio-Electronics Advanced Control System). Part 6. Build a digital door lock, an appliance controller, a security system, and a sprinkler controller for your garden.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1988 (v.59#7) pg. 46, 66, 67

High-tech home security systems. Overview of the state-of-the-art in "central station monitor" security equipment.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1989 (v.60#4) pg. 33

Protecting your investment. Advice from a reformed burglar on various techniques to both prevent theft of your property and aid in recovering your stolen property.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/1989 [Jul 1989] (v.10#4) pg. 46

How to install stereo components with one-way screws so they can't be easily stolen. Wall-mounted 2x12 plank holds 2" diameter dowels that support the components.
SUNSET Oct 1980 (v.165#4) pg. 148

A seven-page report on home electronic systems. Includes tips on selecting a system, on cost and installation.
SUNSET May 1986 (v.176#5) pg. 130

Landscaping for security. The right plantings can help. Here's what you should and shouldn't do.
SUNSET Nov 1988 (v.181#5) pg. 244

How to improve home security without installing an alarm system.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #815 May 1997 (v.93) pg. 18

Low-cost ways to burglar-proof your home.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 15 1982 (v.45#11) pg. 40

Strategies for securing a workshop from thieves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 62

Tips on reinforcing the door of your workshop against a break-in.
WOODWORKER Sep 1994 (v.98#9) pg. 84

Home security. Part 1. Burglar and fire alarms. A discussion of what is available and what items a homeowner needs to consider.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 10

Help your house protect itself. Simple tips which will cause any burglar to "waste time" and help discourage break-ins.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 94

Do-it-yourself measures which can help secure your home. Install improved locks, modify your door hinges, simple window locks, basement window protection, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 4

Home security basics. Checklist of steps for both exterior and interior security along with special tips on protecting doors and windows and on security when you're away for an extended period.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 26

Easy security fixes. Tips to make a home more secure.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 28