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NCJ Number: 69809 Find in a Library
Title: Magic of Crime Prevention, Part 2 - The Door to Home Security
Corporate Author: Charles S Maccrone Productions
United States of America
Project Director: C S MacCrone
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Charles S Maccrone Productions
Aptos, CA 95003
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Charles S Maccrone Productions
432 Ewell Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Paul Svengari performs some of his magic in this film to illustrate the proper steps for improving residential security.
Abstract: The film recommends a good solid core door, because hollow doors are the most vulnerable to burglars. In addition, two locks are very effective, since they will create a mental block for a burglar and act as a deterrent--even the most determined burglars can be discouraged by the time involved in breaking through two locks. The two locks should consist of a dead locking latch and a tubular dead bolt that is a minimum of 1 inch long and has a hardened insert. There should also be a tapered cylinder guard. If locks such as the rim lock, the vertical rim lock, and the mortise lock are used, they should meet the same specifications as the previously mentioned locks. There should be a strike in the door frame, but it must be properly mounted with two 1/2-inch-long screws that extend into the wall stud. Hinges should be mounted on the inside, or should have nonremovable pins if they are on the outside. If there are no nonremovable pins, the door should be studded. Finally, 12 inches of solid fill should encase the door frame, and all glass should have strong glazing materials.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Deterrence; Locks; Physical crime prevention; Residential security
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