Most Asked Questions
No, this is not a monthly security alarm system. The products we make protect your home from ever being broken into. This prevents the alarm system from coming into play because the intruders never entered your home.
Door Armor is a set of 5 steel plates that reinforce the key weak points of your door. The parts are available in 3 colors (White, Satiin Nickel or Aged Bronze) and can be installed in about 30 minutes. Our products are designed to help prevent break-ins or repair damage from a previous break-in. Learn more about Door Armor
Door Armor is screwed onto the lock area of the door jamb, the lock area on your door, and over your hinges. When all of these parts are reinforced, your door is very difficult to kick in.
A side light door has a row of windows right next to the door. Some doors have side lights on both sides, and others may have a row on one side only.
If you have access to a drill, you should be able to install Door Armor. If you are uncomfortable using a drill, we can guide you how to find an installer (go to point 8).
No. You do not need to remove your door...And Yes. You really can install Door Armor yourself. Please view our installation videos, found HERE If you still do not feel comfortable with installation, we can help you find an installer in your area (see next topic).
We have a money back guarantee, so if you are not satisfied for any reason you may send the product back for a refund within 90 days, minus the shipping cost. We do not charge restocking fees. View Our Return Policy
Yes, if the product is installed correctly and your door is kicked in. Armor Concepts will pay up to $500 if Door Armor fails to prevent a kick-in. For details, please view Armor Concepts Warranty
Only our solutions reinforce all of the key weak points on a door (Jamb, Lock Area and Hinges). If one of those points is not reinforced, the door can still be kicked in. We make our products out of galvanized steel and powder coat them because cold rolled steel will rust and paint is not durable enough.; In short, our products work where others fail.
YES! We promise that if you use the Jamb Shield without the Door Shields your deadbolt will split your door if your door is kicked! This is the main reason other products fail. Please understand that your "steel" door is really two thin pieces of steel wrapped around a Styrofoam core. Without the Door Shields, do not expect your door to withstand more than a few well-placed kicks before splitting.
YES! We never thought about protecting our hinges until after we had developed the Jamb Shield and people began kicking our hinges in. If the pieces were not absolutely necessary, we would save you the time and money and simply not make them. We only include two shields because test showed that when two hinges are secured, the third will not move. Any manufacturer who tells you that longer screws are enough to protect the hinges has never tested their products.
Physics! Making the piece longer allows us to make it with thinner metal, which means that you do not have to chisel or cut your jamb to install it. Also, the longer piece actually redistributes the force of a kick throughout the length of the stud, which is why it is so effective.
Because it isn't necessary and would cost a lot more. After a lot of testing, we determined that a shield longer than 48 inches was no more effective. Also, doors come in many different sizes, which would create more issues, and shipping a 72" piece of steel would be a nightmare. All of this would add up to a significantly higher cost for you
Door Armor will fit jambs of any thickness. Many homes built before 1950 were made with thicker jambs. If you have an older home, you should seriously consider Door Armor.
No. Our Door Armor come in 3 colors (White, Satin Nickel and Aged Bronze) . Our side light pieces currently only come in white.
You cannot use Door Armor on an interior door. If you want to create a safe room, you must replace your interior door with a standard entry door (remove the sill plate) and install Door Armor.