The other day a couple of friends of mine who have many years of experience in law enforcement came by to visit me. Now these guys have been around the block. They have served in everything from SWAT to undercover narcotics. They have lots of experience.
Recently the front door of one of their parents had been forced open in an attempted burglary; fortunately, the burglary alarm scared them off. But they got the front door open and it was a double door with a good quality locking mechanism.
This got them to thinking about how to prevent burglaries. Now the most common point of entry for most residential burglaries occurs at the side exterior garage door. These are usually easy to force open. Now over the years these officers had kicked in many doors, so they thought about what had been the hardest security device for them to force open. This resulted in the Zombie Bar, which is basically a bit of medieval technology, but it is time tested.
Now I can tell you from my own law enforcement experience that this works. It is easy to install and is very hard to force open. They recommend the Zombie Bar http://www.zombie-bar.com/ be installed on your side garage exterior door or any other that is high venerable. The only way someone is coming through it is to practically destroy the door, which results in a lot of noise.
Now everyone asks why the burglars don’t just break a window, but surprisingly most are scared to break glass, because of the sound. The sound of glass breaking is easily recognizable and carries wells. But nobody seems to pay much attention to the thump from forcing a door.
Now I can think of several good applications for this bar. The first being the exterior garage doors. If you live in a high crime area, you may want to put them on all your exterior doors to prevent home invasions. They are a good inexpensive way to secure the door to a safe room. How about the back door to your business? I talked to one gentleman who says he wants to get them for all his doors, but will wait to install them until the situation gets worse.
The Zombie Bar is reasonably priced and comes with everything you need to install it, including the hardware, lag bolts and spacers to keep you from having to damage your door molding. This is a good way for you to sleep soundly at night knowing that your family is safe and secure.