Door security bars provide the right kind of protection against door breaks. In olden times, wooden bars were used as stoppers that were put into large loops in the doors to prevent breakage. Modern day security bars are more like a device that can be placed at the inside part of the door between the door knob and the floor.
How to Use Door Security Bars?
These heavy-duty steel bars can be placed between the door knob and the floor. The top end is a ‘U’ shaped wedge that gets attached beneath the knob and the other end is a rubber flap that gets attached to the floor. The rubber pad gets fixed in such a way that it creates suction and that makes it very difficult for the bar to be moved without removing the wedge.
These come with adjustable bars that can fit between different gaps between the knob and the floor. The standard bars can be adjusted for many inches. Hence, they give you a flexibility to use them as you want. Another advantage is that you can install them very easy. They do not need any extra effort can be easily placed as per requirement.
How Do They Provide Protection?
These security bars act as door jammers. When any pressure is applied on the door knob or the door from the outside, these push back even stronger. As the rubber pad establishes a very firm grip of the floor, the door is jammed very tightly and can tolerate a lot of force from outside.
You can use these bars not just in your home, but also when you travel. Use them in your hotel rooms to be safe at night from any unwarranted intruder. Keep your dorm rooms safe from any barge-ins. You can even use them for securing your guest room doors.
Advanced versions of door security bars come with alarms that activate a very loud siren as soon as any pressure is sensed on the door. Thus, you can not only be safe from an immediate entry, as the bar will keep the door firm, but also get time to call for help. This means extra protection for you and your family.
Some of these security bars can be connected to the overall security system of the home that is monitored by external agencies. If the alarm is triggered in the door bar, a call will be automatically place to the police or any other law enforcement agency by the agency. There is just one step in between wherein the agency will call you to confirm about the situation.
Sliding doors can also make use of these bars. This can be particularly useful for glass sliding doors which do not use very durable locks and can be easily pushed open. If these bars are not able to hold the glass door for long, they can at least give you a signal through an alarm at the right time.
Hence, these security bars that have been used since ages can serve many purposes now as well.