Homesafetydot.com Reviews the OnGARD Security Door Brace
The OnGARD door security brace may be the best device currently on the market for preventing kick in robberies, and home invasions. Did you know that the average entrance door can be breached using only one hundred pounds of force? For an average-sized adult male, this can be accomplished with a couple well placed kicks. This fact may be news to you, but trust me when I tell you that most burglars already know this. There are a variety of door security products on the market that claim to be able to harden your doors against these types of attacks, but none of them even come close to the level of protection that the OnGARD door brace provides. It offers simple DIY installation, is affordable and for me to call it effective would be a huge understatement. Capable of stopping the worst of the bad guys – When installed correctly, and used in conjunction with a steel framed, steel clad or solid wood door this door security device is more than capable of resisting over 1700 pounds of force. When you compare this to the hundred pounds that is normally required to kick a door in, you begin to wonder why homeowners even bother locking them, when they can be opened so easily. In fact, an intruder would have to destroy the door itself in order to gain entry, which would be impractical when you consider the noise, effort and time that would be required. Easy DIY Installation…most of the time – The OnGARD door brace advertises itself as being very easy to install, and it delivers on this promise, as long as you are not installing it on tile, or an exotic hardwood flooring, and assuming that there is enough clearance between the bottom of the door and the device. For most people, this will not be an issue, and the only thing required will be power drill, and Maybe 45 minutes of your time. If, however, your flooring is not a standard wood, or there is a clearance issue with the device, special screws and power tools may be required for an proper instillation. In this situation, it will probably be better to let a professional do it for you. Yes, it will add to the cost of what some may consider to be an already expensive product, but when you consider the level of protection, it offers; I think it is a bargain at twice the price. Create an inexpensive safe room – While it is true that the vast majority of criminals prefer to target homes that are unoccupied, there are those who may be looking for more than just your cash and jewelry, and have no fear of breaking in while you are at home. It is during these encounters than many of the unfortunate stories of violence, and sexual assault against homeowners will occur. By installing the OnGARD on your bedroom door you make it almost impossible for an intruder to surprise you while sleeping, and it also provides a safe and secure room for your family to retreat to, in the event of a break in. With the addition of a solid core door, access to a cell phone, and a weapon if you own one, you can easily create a fortress within your home. While it may not be as cool as the one Jodie foster had in Panic Room, it will serve the same basic function. Yes, you still need a home security system – As good as the OnGARD door security brace is, it only protects one of the possible entry points used by burglars and only when the home is occupied. Unless your home has no windows, and you never plan on leaving it, you must treat this product as just one more layer in your overall protection plan. This means that the old standard recommendations about installing an alarm system, outdoor security lighting, and a decent set of door locks will still apply.