Deadbolt Lock Vulnerability
October 14, 2016
Why are entry doors subject to being kicked in?
Typically strike plates, where the deadbolt lock fits into, are connected by small screws to the wood trim of the door, not the stud! As a result, this provides essentially a superficial attachment that is not very secure. That being said, a deadbolt alone will not truly secure your home. Statistics show that 34% of burglars enter through the front door. This is an alarming number, that does not need to be worsened by a substandard deadbolt system. There are many ways to ensure your home is safe from break-ins. Finding easy DIY projects, like installing the Two Post Strike Plate, that improve the integrity of your home is one example.
Notice, in the image below, how easily a standard strike plate can be torn from the door frame, when the door is being kicked in, compared to the picture of the Two Post Strike Plate which securely anchors the plate to the studs in the wall creating a strong and secure strike plate.
With the Two Post Strike Plate, you are anchoring the strike plate to the actual studs of your house’s frame. Consequently this provides much higher stability and strength to your deadbolt when locked.
Available in 4 finishes (Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Antique Brass and Polished Brass), The Two Post Strike Plate easily matches the look of your home and in addition includes easy to follow instructions. You can find a DIY video going step by step through the installation process on our website. http://www.tuffstrike.com/diy/
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