Wooden front door security - anti "jimmy" device

Discussion in 'Homes and gardens' started by ClubMan, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. ClubMan

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    Anybody know if/where it's possible to buy this sort of thing ideally in Dublin? I've tried a few security specialist places around town but no joy. Thanks.

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  2. SlurrySlump

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    I worked in a financial institution that had the security screens and entry door with key. I remember one time when the staff were changing the posters in the windows and locked themselves out and couldn't get back in behind the screens. I called to a locksmith up the road and he was able to pry open the door within a minute, no problem. He didn't even use a crow bar just a piece of wood and a screwdriver to push the bolt back. Since then I always put the "chain" on the door at night.
     
  3. ClubMan

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    Thanks but that doesn't exactly answer my question and in any case your locksmith would not have been able to do that if this device was fitted on the door/frame. Had an attempted break-in recently where they tried to jimmy the door at the locks (usual Union style barrel lock plus two Chubb 5 lever mortice deadlocks) but everything held firm and I was just looking to prevent a repeat attempt at forcing the door/locks this way. I was out at the time so a chain lock would have served no purpose here.
     
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    Maybe if it had been originally posted in "Recommend tradesmen and suppliers" I wouldn't have given my story.
     
  6. ClubMan

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    It was a great story alright but it just didn't answer my question. Thanks anyway.
     
  7. ClubMan

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    Thanks for the tip. Might try them if I'm stuck.
     
  8. S.L.F

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    Is your door a flat door?

    Like a door that has no glass in it?

    No panels, no glass just a flat face.

    I know of one person in Long Mile Rd. who may do it.

    I'll text them on Monday and ask.

    You can owe me a pint!
     
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  9. ClubMan

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    It's a standard house front door similar to this:

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  10. S.L.F

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    Spoken to my supplier they do not know of anything here in Ireland.

    But tell me a decent Yale lock is good enough.

    The point for him and others is that if the fire brigade wish to get into your house it is best they go through the front door so not to have too much security on there.

    If your door was flat you could have added a flat section to cover the gap and just re-cut the holes for the keys and stuff like that
     
  11. ClubMan

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    Thanks a lot for checking. I'm surprised that they say a decent Yale lock would be enough. I presume this to mean a regular "barrel" lock which is generally insufficient on its own since the regular ones available can be easily slipped. Hence the reason most people use and insurance requires at least one additional 5 lever mortice deadlock. I guess the fact that I have two is probably sufficient (and obviously proved so in this case) but I was just wondering if there was any obvious product for guarding against another similar attempt. If the fire service want to get in then I presume that they'd just use an axe or battering ram which would probably take put door and frame in easily enough! :)
     
  12. Leo

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    Crothers say they do re-enforcing kits, but don't go into any more detail than that.
     
  13. 25euronote

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    google images for Birmingham security bar or London security bar, they are good alternatives to your image above.