Door Security Bar Review

I’ve had two of this type door security bar for a number of years.

Although we’ve never had an attempted break in, I’m sure that this easy to use security bar would become a major impediment to a would-be burglar or home invasion attempt:

Master Lock Door Security Bar, Adjustable
Door Security Bar by Master Lock

Having become so accustomed to using it, I wanted to offer a quick review.


What I Like About This Door Security Bar


– Simplicity

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

Because it’s so easy, it will more likely be used!

It’s habit. Every single night I set a door security bar underneath the doorknob handle of each outside door. It only takes about 3 seconds to set it up. When not in use I keep the security bar itself right next to the door leaning against the wall.

It’s a nice “snug as a bug” feeling when secured in your home for the night.

– Adjustable

The bar will initially need to be adjusted to fit the height of your own door handle with relation the security bar’s angle with the floor.

There’s a simple push pin (as you can see in the photo) that enables incremental adjustment for whatever works for you.

– Heavy Duty Yoke Fits Under Doorknob

The piece (yoke) that fits up underneath the doorknob is quite heavy duty. It’s a part of the upper portion of the door security bar and is pinned in place.

How To Install Door Security Bar

It’s not rocket science. In fact it’s simply this:

– After initial adjustment, place the yoke underneath and up against the doorknob handle.

– It’s NOT necessary to be tight against the doorknob handle.

– Align such that the bar’s foot rests about 12 inches from the door.

That’s it!


Where To Get it

There are actually a few different models of the door security bar. One is very inexpensive however I am confident in it’s ability to function well.

I’ve been using this for some time:

Master Lock Security Bar

Another type such as this one is a lot heavier, although costs more:

Security Door Brace 1750lbs Forced-Entry Protection


Home Security Advantage

Let’s face it. Today’s world is filled with risks.

The peace of mind that comes along with home security helps you sleep better at night. This tool is one of them.

If someone tries to pick your 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 attempts at kicking in the door (with the bar in place) would surely be adequate to wake you up and provide time to take action.

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