Armor Concepts contacted us and asked us if we would be willing to review a door security system that is guaranteed for life against kick-ins. With the recent increase in social unrest and rioting, it was the perfect time for us to beef up the security on our home.
How do I prevent a burglar from kicking in my door? Start with a solid door and then fortify it with a security device like Door Armor. Door Armor provides 3 point security which makes it almost impossible to kick in the door.
We decided to try out Door Armor on the weakest security point in our home, the walk-out basement. Jonathan and Ben spent about 45 minutes installing it. That was 2 months ago and we are sold. It truly made this door much more secure.
In addition to the increased security, we were happy with the ease of installation. It took very little skill and time to install the Door Armor.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Installing Door Armor
Check out these simple steps as our 14-year-old helps to complete the Door Armor installation.
Only Basic Tools Required for Installation
In order to install Door Armor, you will need a drill and driver with a screwdriver adapter and bits, a #2 square drive screw bit, and a 9/64 inch drill bit.
Start by Securing the Door Shield to the Door Slab
The first step is to slide the door shield plates onto the door. Position the door shields so the holes go over the knob latch and deadbolts.
We always pre-drill the holes to prevent the wood from splitting and make it easier to drive the screw in straight.
Using the 2 1/2 inch screws (provided), secure the Door Shield to the door slab.
Notice the secured door shield on both the deadbolt and the doorknob.
Install the Middle and Bottom Hinge Shields
Remove two screws on the jamb side of both the bottom and middle hinges. Position the hinge shield to allow for the attachment using the open holes.
After predrilling the holes, drive the provided screws into hinges (where the screws were removed previously).
Pre-drill holes for screws in the top and bottom of the shield.
Drive in the screws provided, making sure that they rest flush against the jamb. Repeat the process to install both the middle and bottom hinge shields.
Install the Door Jamb Shield
The last step is to install the door jamb shield. Begin by removing the existing hardware (if needed) to make room for the Door Armor.
Next, line up the jamb shield and check the fit.
Pop out one plate for each latch or deadbolt.
Pre-drill holes for a clean installation of the screws.
Use the screws supplied to secure the jamb shield into place.
That’s it. You have just significantly increased the security of your door. This has made it very difficult for anyone to kick in (or even use a battering ram) to gain access to your home.
Our Overall Impression of Door Armor
Door Armor was easy to install and is made from high-quality materials. The door is solid and the security has been significantly increased.
Door Armor was reasonably priced at $89 for the complete 3 point security system for one door. If you sign up for the Armor Concepts email list, they will give you a 10% discount on your next purchase.
One thing that was important to me, is that the door still looks nice and does not look like we just turned our home into a prison. I give Door Armor by Armor Concepts a 5-star rating.
You can visit Armor Concepts to learn more about their products, or to purchase Door Armor, by visiting their website here. Now is a really good time to work on increasing the security of your home.
Thanks for being part of the solution!Jonathan and Kylene Jones