Home Depot Door Security Bar

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Home Depot Door Security Bar

The Buddy Bar is similar to the Master Lock Security Bars I had bought at Home Depot, except that it fixes their design flaws — namely, it’s made of steel and the rubber foot on the end doesn’t slip.  ** We currently use this on our back kitchen door.

Home Depot Door Security Bar

So, I went to Home Depot and bought a couple of door bar braces.  These cost about $20 a piece.  The problem is that they had a tendency to slip on the floor, so if somebody tries to push the door in, they slide backwards.  I experimenting with changing the angle.  Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.  The other issue is that they’re made of aluminum, which isn’t exactly confidence inspiring.

Home Depot Door Security Bar

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Rated 5 out of 5 by LilAttorney from I HAVE HAD THIS BAR SINCE 2001. I am a single female and have always lived in apartments. I bought one for my mom too. I bought it in 2001 after I was a attacked by a maintenance man (in student housing while I was in law school) who let himself in when I was sleeping. With all the people who have access to apartment keys, no one should live in an apartment without a secondary security device. This is very sturdy and secures tightly against all doors (I have lived in 5 different apartments since 2001). I sleep a little better at night with this device. If someone were to successfully kick my door down, at least it would buy me more time to get my .38 ready. I will always have one of these while I am inside my home, day or night. No installation required. Very easy device! Date published: 2015-10-31

Home Depot Door Security Bar

** We weren’t able to install the Nightlock on our back kitchen door because when we had our hardwood installed, the subfloor had to be raised and that reduced the amount of clearance between the floor and the bottom of the door, preventing the door from clearing the Nightlock floor plate.  On our front door we didn’t have that problem.

Home Depot Door Security Bar

I am a single female and have always lived in apartments. I bought one for my mom too. I bought it in 2001 after I was a attacked by a maintenance man (in student housing while I was in law school) who let himself in when I was sleeping. With all the people who have access to apartment keys, no one should live in an apartment without a secondary security device. This is very sturdy and secures tightly against all doors (I have lived in 5 different apartments since 2001). I sleep a little better at night with this device. If someone were to successfully kick my door down, at least it would buy me more time to get my .38 ready. I will always have one of these while I am inside my home, day or night. No installation required. Very easy device!

Home Depot Door Security Bar

I am a single female and have always lived in apartments. I bought one for my mom too. I bought it in 2001 after I was a attacked by a maintenance man (in student housing while I was in law school) who let himself in when I was sleeping. With all the people who have access to apartment keys, no one should live in an apartment without a secondary security device. This is very sturdy and secures tightly against all doors (I have lived in 5 different apartments since 2001). I sleep a little better at night with this device. If someone were to successfully kick my door down, at least it would buy me more time to get my .38 ready. I will always have one of these while I am inside my home, day or night. No installation required. Very easy device! Pros Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design Video & Photo DIY LilAttorney Seattle, WA 35 to 44, Female 21 out of 21 people found this helpful

Home Depot Door Security Bar

I am a single female and have always lived in apartments. I bought one for my mom too. I bought it in 2001 after I was a attacked by a maintenance man (in student housing while I was in law school) who let himself in when I was sleeping. With all the people who have access to apartment keys, no one should live in an apartment without a secondary security device. This is very sturdy and secures tightly against all doors (I have lived in 5 different apartments since 2001). I sleep a little better at night with this device. If someone were to successfully kick my door down, at least it would buy me more time to get my .38 ready. I will always have one of these while I am inside my home, day or night. No installation required. Very easy device! Pros Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design

Home Depot Door Security Bar

“I just don’t see how anybody could get through the door with this thing on it, since it’s anchored into the floor,” he said.  “Even with a battering ram, you’d likely have to physically break the door into pieces to get through it.”

I looked into heavy-duty steel front doors, but they cost an arm and a leg.  Literally thousands of dollars.  If I lived in a multi-million dollar home, I might choose that option. But even if I did, I’d probably still use the gear I bought (below) as it provides much more security at a very low cost.

I also purchased a Simplisafe wireless alarm system that comes with an entry sensor that will also go on the front door.  But it hasn’t arrived yet, so I’ll have to post a separate review on it, after I’ve had a chance to play with it.

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