Home Security Tip : Adjustable strut for the back door.
by Barry Alan T.
Two years past we found that someone had been messing around with our back door. I am convinced that they tried to pick the lock.
The lock is quite a good one, its in the door itself, but the door could be a little sturdier, it does need replacing which I will do but at the present that will have to wait, the frame will need replacing too.
What I have done is bought one of those adjustable struts that jam under the door handle. These really do the job. I tried out a length of timber which was okay but there was the danger that it could slip out. The strut has rubber feet and does not slip no matter how hard you push the door.
The thing is the strut will prevent the door from being kicked in (unless I guess the door splinters) and if someone does pick the lock they still can not open the door.
I wish we could use one on the front door, when out also, but of course you have to be on the inside to put it in place. We are most concerned with the back door. Hope that this home security tip is helpful.