Having dealt with a variety of home security concerns over the years, and having watched videos showing products that are supposed to help secure doors against forced entry efforts such as kick-ins and prying, I was very interested to take a look at the Door Armor MAX Plus set from Armor Concepts (www.ArmorConcepts.com).
What is Door Armor?
Armor Concepts is a company focused on providing "effective, affordable security solutions", with a Made in USA product line that covers exterior and interior access points, including sliding glass doors and doors with sidelights. They do not offer security doors; in fact, their products are add-ons that are meant to help secure the doors already installed in your home, whether you are a homeowner, rental property manager, or provider of oversight for a vacant property. These products are all purposely designed to be installed without a need for expensive tools or specialized construction skills.
For this review, Armor Concepts supplied me with a Door Armor MAX Plus Combo Set (MSRP $99US) for an exterior door. The Door Armor MAX Plus combo set includes a Pry Shield, a Jamb Shield, two Door Shields, and two Hinge Shields. This provides the user with products to protect against both kick-ins and prying efforts. It is available in several finishes (white, aged bronze, and satin nickel) to make it both unobtrusive in your decor and less noticeable to visitors, which brings the "gray man" concept quite literally to your doorstep. In this case, I received a white product; the powder-coated hardware was sturdy and attractive, with no visible flaws in the finish. It felt solid – having only seen the product on video, I honestly expected it to be thin, flimsy, and flexible; I was pleasantly surprised and impressed by the quality of each piece in the set.
What is the Door Armor set like to install?
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