The Door Guardian is an easy-to-use, easy-to-install, cost-effective, safety solution for your home. Able to secure doors in Family Homes, Apartment, Condos, and Student Residences, The Door Guardian is an effective solution in securing and reinforcing exterior doors. With the ability to be applied on front doors, side doors, back doors, garage door entrances and balcony doors, The Door Guardian is an effective tool in providing quick and easy childproofing solutions. The Door Guardian has also been used to provide additional safety measures to parents of special needs children and guardians of adults with Alzheimer’s who may wander. Talked about on ABC News, and written about in numerous publications from Parents Magazine to Reader’s Digest, The Door Guardian is the ultimate tool in safety solutions for your home. To find out where you can buy one near you, click here
Q: Can I install the Door Guardian on a metal framed door?
A: Yes, the Door Guardian was designed to function on both wood framed and metal framed doors. Metal screws are included for installation on metal framed doorways. A center punch is required for metal door installation.
Q: Do I need to mortise the Door Guardian into the door frame?
A: No, the Door Guardian is designed to be surface mounted. Mortising is required only if the gap between the door and the frame is less than 1/16".
Q: Can the Door Guardian be locked from the outside?
A: No, the Door Guardian is an inside home security device.
Q: Can the Door Guardian accidentally lock itself?
A: No, the spring loaded action will prevent the Door Guardian from locking itself.
Q: What can you do when the gap is too large between the rubber face of the Door Guardian and the inside of the door?
A: The proper gap is somewhere between 1/8” and 1/4”. If it is larger, please contact customer service at 1-800-704-7037. Please ensure that there is a gap in order to prevent binding of the Door Guardian with the back of the door.
Q: Where should the Door Guardian be positioned on the door for maximum protection?
A: One should install 2 Door Guardians on the same side as your door knob across from each of the hinges.
Q: Can the Door Guardian be used as a childproofing device?
A: Of course! The Door Guardian is an extremely effective childproofing device. The Door Guardian should be placed high enough on the door so that young children cannot access it. Best applications include cellar doors, backdoors, and swimming pools especially.
Q: Can the Door Guardian be used on double doors?
A: Yes, this installation requires 2 Door Guardians. One is positioned at the top of the fixed door and the other Door Guardian is mounted on the fixed door between the fixed and operating door.