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PROTECT YOUR FRONT DOOR FROM KICK IN

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 construction of your home, small screws are usually installed in the frame.  These small screws don’t provide adequate support against forced entry from kick in, pry bar or battering ram.

Here are a few quick things to look for:

  1. Check the length of the strike plate screws.
    1. Replacing the strike screws with longer reinforced screws with a higher sheer force
    2. The Deadbolt provides the most strength in protected from forced entry
  2. Check the length of hinge screws.
    1. Replacing the hinge screws with longer reinforced screws with a higher sheer force
  3. Check your deadbolt
    1. Look for loose screws or missing components.
    2. Consider upgrading your construction grade lock with a heavy duty lock
      1. Medeco
      2. Mul-t-Lock
  4. Check Glass
    1. If you door or door frame has glass in or around it, consider security film to reduce glass shattering.

FULL STORY FROM FOX 46 CHARLOTTE HERE


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$199

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 Remove existing strike with smaller screws.  Install 48″ Reinforced Strike Plate.
 

$349

Installed

Remove existing strike with smaller screws.  Install 48″ Reinforced Strike Plate & Hinge Reinforcement.
 

$349

Installed

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!
 

$349

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