But in the case of a dumbass burglar taking time to pry open an apparently unlocked glass door/window with a big honkin’ crowbar…
…then maybe putting a dead bolt on your flimsy, near-cardboard, hollowcore closet door would work.
But then, they also expect you have electrical outlets and power strips in that closet:
Charging your phone in a closet is also a great way to hide all those pesky cords—(think about charging your kindle, your iPad, your power drill in there too).
And by Ghu don’t defend yourself:
3. Unless you are a trained professional, don’t grab a weapon. This includes firearms, baseball bats and pepper spray. They all sound like a good idea, but again, we don’t know how the burglar will react to seeing an armed person.
I’ve got a fair idea how a burglar encountering me with a gun will react. Either immediate total surrender, or pain, profuse bleeding, and likely death (maybe he’ll bring a cell phone, too, so he can make a proactive call for his ambulance).
Surprise: This is a company trying to sell you an alarm system, so naturally they advise an alarm system so you know when to cower, hide, and run away.
(Hat tip to Of Arms and the Law.)