Below are some of the questions that have been asked.
Won't they just climb through a window?
They may try to come through a window, but you’ll have plenty of time to react. After they kick the door a few times and realize they can’t kick it in, they’ll most likely leave because they no longer have the element of surprise. If you use the barricade in your bedroom, they’ll likely have to go outside to find a window. Either way, you’ll have time to call 911.
Is the barricade only as strong as the door trim?
The barricade latches are anchored into the door frame (2x4 studs on each side of the door) with lag screws. They’re not coming out from someone kicking the door.
What if I do not want to install it on my front or back door because it is not aesthetically pleasing?
The devices can also be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms or closets. The important thing is to install it where you can secure yourselves quickly.
Is it difficult to install?
The barricades are assembled before they are shipped. They hang from the door like a wreath. Simply slide a retention plate under the door and secure it in place with screws. Then mount the barricade latches to the door frame. Simple project for any Do-it-Yourselfer.
Can they get through the door with a chainsaw?
Yes. However, most burglars do not bring chainsaws on their outings.
Can't they just bust through the drywall?
We do not believe there will be a zombie apocalypse, but if there is… a zombie might be able to break or claw through the drywall. On a serious note, most intruders are not going to stick around once you call 911 and they hear the sirens coming. Just stay on the phone with the police and keep your family safe until the police arrive.
Can police and fire fighters get through the door?
Absolutely. Properly trained and equipped SWAT teams can defeat these barricades quickly. Fire fighters carry equipment that cut through cars. They will make quick work of any door.