The majority of break-ins that occur through windows are a result of the windows being unlocked. Simply locking your windows will be a great deterrent to most thieves because:
Breaking glass makes more noise than kicking in a door
Breaking glass can result in injury
A thief must take everything out through a door - if you have double cylinder locks, it will be hard to take out anything of size
Thieves generally break windows in order to release the lock and slide the window up. The following will help deter a thief looking to enter this way. This is a technique called "pinning". We will hopefully be adding photos to this page soon.
Pinning a Window
- Using a mid-sized drill bit, drill two holes, approximately 2 inches deep, into the window frame, approximately 2 inches above where the window will open
- Insert one 3-1/2" nails into each hole, make sure that the nails are big enough so that they will not fall out but that the hole is loose enough so that the nails can be easily removed
This technique will insure that if someone attempts to come in through your window, they will need to do a lot of work if they want to get in.
We will be expanding this section with additional tips and solution suggestions in the near future.
Competitor lies cost us!
We were told that there was not a lot of difference between Door Jamb Armor and this competitive product. They said that the hinges would be protected by longer screws. Well, we tried their product and were still having doors kicked-in left and right. Thank you for giving us a deal on the 600 hinge shields so that we could finally stop this problem. We'll be sure to use Door Jamb Armor the next time
Didn't Work without hinge shields
O.k., so you told me to use the hinge shields and I didn't listen. I have never seen a hinge get kicked in before... until now. I don't know how long they kicked (on the door) but they got in because the jamb split on the hinge side. I even had longer screws in the hinges and it didn't work. I will not make this mistake again
The Oxnard Police gave us the information on your door armor, of course this was after our front door was kicked in and a 350lb. safe was carried out. We are now in Escrow and looking forward to moving north. When we get settled and find a new home we will be contacting you to learn more about your new products and keeping us safe. Thanks Again.
240lbs No Match
Hey, I just want to let you guys know that the installation went just as easy as you described and finished in less than a hour. I travel a lot and the piece of mind that I have that my wife and possessions are safer put my mind at ease. I am 6'4" 240lbs and I put a couple of whacks in the door that would have taken the old jam out for sure. Nothing I did could budge it. Thanks a bunch
It Takes A Thief Testimonial
This is a great product. I've seen that it works as advertised and can be used in situations where no other product will work... Had I known about this product sooner, we would have used it on every episode. I’m sold"