Review and Giveaway: Master Lock Door Security Bar


Master Lock Door Security Bar for sliding patio doors

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?

Master Lock Door Security Bar for hinged doors

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).

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[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.]


49 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway: Master Lock Door Security Bar

  1. I have a security latch and an alarm system in my home now but with plans to move in a short time, I’ve been thinking about how to secure my new place and this product is something I will probably be getting.

  2. I’d take this and two of them along when I stay at hotels or motels. Our sliding glass doors have built in lift bars.

  3. We have sliding doors & haven’t done anything extra yet. There have been robberies in our area though so it’s something we should do.

  4. Our current place doesn’t, but the homes we are looking at during our house hunt mainly do! Our old home had one and we cut a piece of wood and put it in the tracks on the bottom to prevent the door from opening.

  5. We just moved from a house with one and we just used a dowel rod in it. The glass always made me nervous though
    thank you

  6. I don’t do anything special ot secure the door other than the little lock on it, never thought of it!

  7. We just have wooden dowels on both of ours. One has a lock on the handle and the other is broken.


  8. I don’t have a sliding door. My brother does, though, and he has a security bar that runs horizontally across one portion of the door. It keeps it really locked well.

  9. We never use the door so I actually have a 4 inch screw sticking up about 2inches making it where the door will only open 3 inches before it is blocked by the screw.

  10. We have this cheap plastic contraption that sticks to the glass and flips up to lock. It works pretty well until the glue gives out.

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