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BryanVest 05-06-2011 07:22 PM

In Home Door Security
 
I was trying to find a better way to secure a door inside the home. Most in home locks can be opened by as simple as a credit card. Is there anything besides a deadbolt that can secure the door a little better as I do not want to have to drill into the home?

kwikfishron 05-06-2011 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by BryanVest (Post 643334)
I was trying to find a better way to secure a door inside the home. Most in home locks can be opened by as simple as a credit card. Is there anything besides a deadbolt that can secure the door a little better as I do not want to have to drill into the home?

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Ron6519 05-06-2011 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BryanVest (Post 643334)
I was trying to find a better way to secure a door inside the home. Most in home locks can be opened by as simple as a credit card. Is there anything besides a deadbolt that can secure the door a little better as I do not want to have to drill into the home?

Windows are a far greater issue then a door or two.
Precluding the use of a deadbolt because you don't want to" drill into the house" makes no sense.
Ron

iamrfixit 05-06-2011 11:42 PM

Properly installed entry locksets can't be opened with a credit card. That is the sole purpose of the small secondary plunger right behind the latch bolt. The larger latch bolt drops into the hole in the strike plate and the small secondary plunger does not, this locks the latch bolt in the extended position so that it can not be slipped with a credit card.

If you are trying to further secure an interior door, then you want to install an entry lockset. It must be installed so the strike plate is tight enough that the small plunger can NOT drop into the strike plate hole, if it is possible to shut the door hard enough to get the secondary plunger to drop into the strike hole then the latch bolt is no longer secure from being slipped open. Interior locksets do not have the secondary plunger.

Of course if someone really wants in that room an interior door is no match for a prybar or even a swift kick, a deadbolt won't help that situation much either though.

algored2deth 05-12-2011 10:44 PM

Take a look at door jamb armor

http://www.armorconcepts.com/Our-Sol...oor-Jamb-Armor


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