TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen highlighted three security items that can help you protect your home without busting your budget.
All three products can be bought for under $35 online or at the local hardware store. That's a small price to pay for peace of mind when you're away from home this summer.
Read on to see the products that passed Rossen's test:
This is also available on Amazon for $9.
The lock pin, or cylinder lock, helps make sliding glass doors more secure against someone trying to yank them open. It costs less than $3 and installation is easy: Simply drill three holes in the door and add the screws.
A burglar trying to kick in a door that is locked with a deadbolt will have a much harder time thanks to this strike plate. The strike plate fits on any doorframe, reinforcing the door against strong blows or pounding. Standard screws come in the packaging, making it easy to install.
This security film helps keep the window intact even if a burglar breaks the glass. The film, which sells for $34.99, can be cut to the size of the window to coat the pane inside and out. Use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles and further secure the window if the glass breaks.
These items were handpicked solely by Jeff Rossen and his investigative team. TODAY has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not by TODAY. All prices are subject to change and items could sell out based on the merchant’s inventory.