We learned the hard way that if you do not protect your hinges, they are just as likely to get kicked in. We also learned that just adding longer screws does not work.
We have always questioned how competitors could have tested their products when they have not discovered this simple fact. We learned this very early on in our testing.
If screws alone were sufficient to stop hinges from being kicked-in, that is all we would provide. Again, this is the difference between actually testing a product and simply telling customers what they want to hear.
We tried longer screws and they did not work, which is why we developed the hinge shields, which are PATENTED.