I’ve been selected to be a member of the Master Lock Live Secure Safety Squad [Facebook]. That means I get to write about security (see my first post about tips for securing your home), and do reviews and giveaways of Master Lock security products on my dad blog. Nice right? The first product I’m reviewing and giving away is their door security bar. It’s not exactly a sexy product, but it is very useful for those of us with sliding patio doors. The locks on sliding doors are not exactly robust. In fact, I saw a video on YouTube showing someone unlocking a sliding door by lifting the door handle up and down repeatedly. It took the guy less than four seconds to defeat the lock mechanism on the sliding door.
The first time I saw this product on their website, I thought what’s so special about their door security bar? Couldn’t I just use a stick to secure my sliding patio door? And the answer is yes. But there’s actually several differences between a piece of wood and Master Lock’s door security bar. First, the bar is adjustable so you don’t have to find the right size stick for your door. Second, the bar is white so it’ll blend in with most sliding doors. Third, the bar is stronger than a piece of lumber — the bar can withstand over 350 pounds of force. Finally, the bar can also be used to secure hinged doors. Isn’t that neat?
I like the dual functionality of the Master Lock Door Security Bar. If you don’t have a dead bolt on of your external doors, then you can use the bar to add additional security for your hinged door. You can also use it if you want a little extra security when you’re renting a room in someone’s house. Master Lock’s door security bar also comes in handy on the road. For instance, the door bar can provide additional door security at a motel.
Master Lock Door Security Bar Features
- Dual function door security bar for hinged and sliding doors
- Resists forced entry through doors and sliding patio doors
- Adjusts from 27-1/2″ – 42″ to fit most standard doors and sliding patio doors
- Top piece removes for sliding door application
- Rugged 20 gauge steel construction
- Pivoting ball joint assures full contact with floor
- Padded foot provides sure grip without scratching
Master Lock Door Security Giveaway
Thanks to Master Lock, a reader of my dad blog will win a door security bar. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Tuesday, July 10th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: The giveaway prize will be provided by Master Lock, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my blog. I am not liable for the prize. I received a product for review purposes. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]