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Jan 24 2014

FF: Lock Jaw

Category: Egress,Fixed-it Friday,Locks & KeysLori @ 9:37 am Comments (6)

I know some of you will have something to say about this video, sent to me by Jim Elder of Secured Design…the ease of lock bumping, code-compliance of the product, ineffectiveness of deadbolts, double-sided tape…what do you think?  The national security expert explains the product at 3:25.

6 Responses to “FF: Lock Jaw”

  1. Don Hicks says:

    It makes me want to go out and buy lockjaws for my exterior doors @ home. It was the perfect lead-in to grab everyone’s attention and then he delivered a solution. It makes me wonder about his connection to the LockJaw product.

    On the commercial side, most of the exterior doors swing out and we have the choice of using panic exit hardware instead of deadbolts. Even then, one time a customer called me about an exterior door in an alley within 12 feet of an adjacent building. The criminals showed up with an electric saw and chopped out the bottom half of the door (below the panic device) and they were in. What do we do about that?

    The LockJaw will get a lot of attention.

  2. Daniel Lascaze says:

    what the guy fail to say is that people need special knowledge and equipment to produce a bump key. How does the general public know different manufacturer spec, and what about filing the blank in terms of depth and spacing. This was a fear tactic to promote the lock jaw.Well what happens if you have a double cylinder dead bolt and can’t use the lock jaw. While I like the idea of the lock jaw, but this guy was disingenuous I thought.

  3. Louise says:

    (playing catch-up on your blog)
    How do you get in if it accidentally drops while you’re out?
    Kids left at home can now lock out the parents.

  4. Mike says:

    Works great except when you are out of the house.

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