Big Jammer Door Brace - Door Stop Provides Security - Smarthome
Ive seen things similar to this poster on DC before, seems like it would work fairly well, and not a bad price IMO.
This is a discussion on Door Brace within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I'm thinking about using one of these for my bedroom. I live in a small one bedroom apartment, and think it might be good for ...
I'm thinking about using one of these for my bedroom. I live in a small one bedroom apartment, and think it might be good for buying me some time if anyone were to come in uninvited.
Anyone have any experience with a door brace? Could you recommend any specific brands?
Wedge it in tight underneath the doorknob, and if you use a throw rug or mat, move it out of the way.
Yes, it can buy you time. It's a great value for as cheap as it is.
Your bedroom door is fine to strengthen, but why not the front door also? A delayed intrusion attempt at the front door would give you a few more seconds to wake up and/or prepare.
It seems like the door itself would also have to be pretty sturdy. Most interior doors are not....
I don't think it can really hurt, unless there is a fire and you forget about it.
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They are a great asset, for any living space or home. I have 2 of them from Masterlock, one in my entrance door and the other in my back door (I don't have one in my bedroom since I use a portable dead bolt). It can also be used to secure sliding doors too. And if you can't afford a sophisticated alarm system, also add a door wedge alarm for good measure. I have them in both my bedrooms and also my front and back door.
The door braces will hold up to a good kick or two near the door knob.. If the intruder kicks through the door's center he may get hung up with one leg sticking through a splintered hole..
Good enough to buy you a little time. I have two and use them nightly.
Anything that would keep an intruder out would also keep a rescuer out. Just a thought for an apartment where some neighbor starts a fire.
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The door jammers are removed with a simple kick or pull to the side. Takes NO effort and NO time to remove. A child could open the door from the inside with no problem.
I have heavy outside doors and I am in the processes of upgrading all of the inside doors. I believe that I will be adding some of these jammers to my setup.
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I like that idea! I could use one in my apt! I bet that could be made easily if one wanted!
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We don't kick in doors in fires anymore. With the tools we use I could force that in an emergency with no problem.
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