I agree. I was simply pointing out that putting a security bar in the
middle of the door makes no sense. Our friend micky claims he knows people
who do it that way. If he says so, who am I to argue? If they think they
know better than the manufacturer, so be it.
Now, not that I would doubt anything micky claims, it is interesting that
he knows a number of people who use the bar in a manner not specified in
the instructions, but again, if he says so, why would I possibly doubt his
On Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:49:38 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
I didn't feel like writing yesterday. Here's an answer more to the
point of your post.
Who says the door is weak? Does the presence of added door jamb
locks imply the door jambs were weak, or only that the first lock used
They sell that too.
You're too caught up in your "theory", which is not surprising since
you haven't been exposed to these issues in real life.
If all the locks are at the jamb, a steel battering ram, which the
police and some burglars use, has leverage equal to half the width of
the door. When a floor bar lock is set in the middle of the door, the
door has to be hit off center and there is effectively only the
leverage of one quarter the width of the door. You have doubled to
the strength of the door for lots less money and less effort than
buying a door which is twice as strong, and probably hard to find or
You have read the instructions? For a Fox police lock?
Here's a picture of an installed lock. You'll note that if you divide
the width into 4 parts, it's mounted in part 2 or 3, adjacent to the
midline of the door. The bar itself is about 1/3 of the way from one
edge to the other. Other people mount them in the middle of the
This model is designed so that it can be locked from the outside, with
a key. While inside the bar is laid into the darker area, a slot.
From the outside, the key is turned and the bar is pushed to the right
(in the picture), where it can't get out.
You shouldn't, if you have any sense.
BTW, Medeco lock cylinders are much harder to pick, but afaik that is
their only advantage. They work well with a good lock behind
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