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Can I Install Something On My Door Lock Strong Enough From Being Kicked In?

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Can I Install Something On My Door Lock Strong Enough From Being Kicked In?

I'd like to install something to make my current door lock strong enough from being kicked in, maybe a security strike. What would you recommend?

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By Pop A Lock

Thanks for this great question.  The weak point on most doors is not the lock, but rather the doorframe or the door itself.  We highly recommend using an extra-long strike plate secured in four to six places using 3-1/2” #10 screws that pass through the doorjamb, and go into the house framing. In terms of the door, a wrap or reinforcement plate will keep the door from splitting during a forced entry.