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Frequently Asked Questions

How is DoorGuard Installed?

DoorGuard is designed to be installed during the construction process or retrofitted in an existing door. Millwork houses throughout the country are benefiting from installing the DoorGuard at the time of door construction. More and more contractors, developers and real estate agents are demanding doors with reinforced frames. DoorGuard can be installed in existing doors – easy-to-use instructions let you install it yourself or you can rely on one of our factory trained dealers for a simple, affordable installation.

Does DoorGuard work better in conjunction with other products?

We suggest that the DoorGuard be installed and used in combination with the Schlage B60 grade one deadbolt. We also recommend use of Edward Wayne’s patented L-shaped door edge protector. Our research indicates that this combination provides the strongest support for door frames.

I have an alarm system. Do I really need DoorGuard?

Alarm systems may deter a small amount of burglars, but their primary function is to alert you and the monitoring company when someone has already gained access to your home.  The alarm system, by itself, does absolutely nothing to keep the burglar out. Unfortunately, home alarms result in thousands of false alarms each year costing home owners and law enforcement agencies thousands of dollars. Research from leading crime experts shows that, when triggered, less than 1 in 20,000 home alarms result in an actual arrest. Alarm systems can provide homeowners with peace of mind which is important, but the best thing you can do to safeguard your home is to lock your doors and ensure that your door is strong enough to help prevent a break-in.