STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR FRONT DOOR FROM KICK IN
Often times we focus on increasing coverage of our property or home with cameras, locks, and alarm systems, but we forget some of the most basic items. Your door is the most accessible entry point into your home and the one point that people overlook some of the minor details. During the construction of your home, small screws are usually installed in the frame. These small screws don’t provide adequate support against forced entry from a kick in, pry bar, or battering ram.
HERE ARE A FEW QUICK THINGS TO LOOK FOR:
Check the length of the strike plate screws.
Replacing the strike screws with longer reinforced screws with a higher sheer force
The Deadbolt provides the most strength in protection from forced entry
Check the length of hinge screws.
Replacing the hinge screws with longer reinforced screws with a higher sheer force
Check your deadbolt
Look for loose screws or missing components.
Consider upgrading your construction-grade lock with a heavy-duty lock
If your door or door frame has glass in or around it, consider security film to reduce glass shattering.
Upgrade the Security of Your Home with EZ Armor & Medeco Maxum Deadbolts!
Remove existing strike with smaller screws. Install 48″ Reinforced Strike Plate.
Remove existing strike with smaller screws. Install 48″ Reinforced Strike Plate & Hinge Reinforcement.
A great pair with a reinforced strike plate is a Medeco Heavy Duty Deadbolt. This lock has a stainless steel bolt with solid heavy duty screws to pair hold your door and frame solid during forced entry. Plus with Medeco’s protected keys – you don’t have to worry about any making a copy of your keys without your knowledge!
If losing your keys is a constant problem – get rid of them entirely! Upgrade with a connected Bluetooth, zwave or keypad lock to allow for keyless entry and convenience to your home.