Most of you know that I’m not a fan of the retrofit security “inventions” that seem to be flooding the institutional market lately, but I do admire creativity, and since it’s Fixed-it Friday I thought I’d share a product I recently saw in the news – The EasyLock. I have no idea how effective it is as a security device, but the design is pretty clever. Maybe Santa will put one in my Christmas stocking so I can go into my closet and lock the kids out when I need a moment.
The inventor of this product was able to secure the funds needed to start production by crowdfunding on IndieGoGo. Given the recent issues with hotel locks, I imagine this product will be a hit with travelers if it works.
Here’s a video of the product in action:
And this is the promo video used to secure funding:
Note: This product would not meet egress requirements for doors which need to unlatch with a single operation. Dwelling units are typically allowed to have one additional operation to release the latches.
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Catchy background music.
ONLY MAKES YOU FEEL SECURE.
ONLY AS GOOD AS THE EXISTING STRIKE PLATE.
IF THE JAMB WILL SPLIT OUT UPON A KICK ATTACK, THIS DEVICE WILL GO WITH IT
Neither of the videos actually shows what it does to provide security… Will a little bit of pressure on the latch plate really prevent it from being opened? They were awfully careful to be very gentle in the video.
Make it yourself::::
seen something similar to this (principle of how its works) on youtube, someone got creative with a dinner fork,
^^^ dinner fork door lock
although yes a 2 motion operation to get out, but give it some credit for being at handle level, and is acccessable to handicapped/children/short people and NOT something that will damage the door closer.
now with this solution, its only as strong as the weakest point, which could be the frame jamb plate, if the jamb plate is loose or hole is damaged, or damage to the lock jamb of frame, the easylock would not hold the door closed if rammed hard enough.
if something is going to fail, it will be the latch jamb plate or frame.