Door Security Bar Review

What is a Door Security Bar?

It’s simply an adjustable metal bar that slips under the doorknob to resist a forced entry through your front door, or any door.

The security bar provides peace of mind, especially while sleeping at night! It reduces the chance of break-in. It takes just a few seconds to tuck it in place.

How Do Burglars Get In?

In the U.S. there are about two million home burglaries every year.

Most burglars break in right through the front door!

A front door security bar will stop that from happening in most every case (works on any door).

Door Security Bar Review

Door Security Bar by Master Lock

Master Lock Security Bar | Adjustable

Door Security Bar Specifications

  • Adjusts from 27.5″ to 42″
  • Removable top piece for sliding doors
  • Pivoting Padded Foot (strong grip)
  • Steel, 20 gauge
  • 2.2 pounds
  • Works on carpet or smooth floors

How To Install Door Security Bar

The #1 feature that I like: It’s so quick & easy to use!

After initial adjustment (only need to do it one time) the door security bar will slip under the door handle in just a few seconds. Removal is just as easy.

WHY IS IT SO EASY TO USE? Because you don’t have to jam it real tight under the door handle. There’s nothing to attach. Simply tuck it underneath the doorknob. Done.

It’s habit. Every single night I place a door security bar underneath the doorknob of my front door and back door. When not in use, I lean it against the wall next to the door.

Adjust Height | Angle To Floor

The height is adjustable based on the doorknob height. 

The bar will initially need to be adjusted to fit the height of your own doorknob relative to the security bar’s angle to the floor.

You want to adjust the distance of the bar’s padded foot to door at about 12 – 18 inches. It’s not super critical. The angle simply provides the opposing force against someone trying to push in the door.

The security bar has a push pin (as you can see in the photo) that enables incremental adjustment to get the right height.

Heavy Duty Door Stopper Yoke Fits Under Doorknob

The piece that fits underneath the doorknob is heavy duty. It’s part of the upper portion of the door security bar. It’s pinned in place.

Tip: It’s NOT necessary to be tight against the doorknob handle. Just snug.

There are a few different brands & models of the door security bar. The Master Lock shown here is not expensive. It is quite reasonably priced.

I’ve been using this for some time:

Master Lock Security Bar | Adjustable

While I am confident in the performance of the Master Lock Bar, I also own a stronger and much heavier bar (brand: Buddybar), although it costs more:

Security Door Brace 1750 lbs Forced-Entry Protection

I reviewed it here: Buddybar Door Jammer Review

Home Security Layered Advantage

Let’s face it, today’s world is filled with security risks.

Sleep better at night with the peace of mind knowing that your doors are secured with an extra layer of protection.

If someone tries to pick your door lock in the middle of the night (and succeeds), this door security bar will greatly reduce the ability to get in.

The noise and commotion that would result from the attempts at kicking in the door (with the bar in place) would surely be enough to wake you up and give you the time to take action.

 
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