Strike Plate – Burglar proofing Your Home With The Ultimate Door Strike Plate

Strike Plate – Burglar proofing Your Home With The Ultimate Door Strike Plate


IN THIS CHANNEL WE WILL TEACH EDUCATE AND MAKE YOU READY SO YOU CAN DO IT YOUSELF THE BEST LOCKSMITH TIPS THAT WE KNOW… WE WILL SHARE WITH YOU SILVER EAGLE LOCKSMITH LAS VEGAS Welcome to Silver Eagle Locksmith Las Vegas YouTube Channel. My name is Koby and I am a professional locksmith here in Las Vegas, Nevada for more than six years. on this channel will provide you with
the best tips ever, and do-it-yourself tutorial, on how to increase your home
and business security with practical and affordable solutions that i personally
recommend to my own clients. in this video today we’ll walk through each step
in how to install the ultimate strike plate. Yes, That’s what it is. the ultimate
strike plate make your front door to be like Fort Knox. I recommend to install that strike plate in any door in the house or just The front door, it’s an optional, with the installation of the strike plate you will prevent At least you will make your door super resistant to burglary, by door jam attack and all other forced entry. The main tools that you will need to install that strike plate is: the actual strike plate of course, and we’ll tell you where you can buy that. and actually we are going to share a link right below this video where you can buy that strike plate You will need a power drill, most people have that. You will need an 1/8th inch drill bit just a standard drill bit. And a screwdriver, just a Phillips screwdriver will do the work. And there is a few other tools that you will need as well we’ll talk about that in installation Ok, so the different strike plates that are out there are Residential strike plate you can see the picture right? Yeah, it’s right there. Ok, we have a Residential strike plate, and we have a Commercial strike plate the picture is there? Oh yeah, ok. So the Commercial strike plate and we got a Damage Cover Up strike plate. today we’re going to install that guy damage cover-up strike plate but let
me tell you a tip if you installed that strike plate before something happened
before someone attacking to door or try to break into your house it will
actually prevent that from the very beginning so stay tuned we’re going to show you
how to install it right now. hi there again so we’re going to show
you today how to install the strike plate as we talked about earlier i got
this strike plate actually in home depot they call it ultimate kick in protection by Defender Security. This strike plate I’ve been using for a while with my work customers they are happy with that. It gives a great security and it’s reinforcing like the best I mean that I know any way. you can buy
that product online as well. we will share links later on right below the video and now what we’re
going to do we’re going to show you step-by-step how to install it the right
way and what you should do before the installation so you don’t make any
mistakes so let’s go. ok so now what you’re going
to do the first thing before you installing the product you want to make
sure you have enough space to install it what the manufacturer say you gotta
check the space between the door and the jam which is the your actual frame So, what I used to do is I am using an 1/8th drill bit, that’s enough space to install the
product and i just take it and just stick it right here between the gap and
I kind of go down, all the way down just to make sure I have enough space you
know so in this door the product will fit
perfectly fine, but there is a there is instruction how to install it anyway with a small gap between the door and the frame. ok so the first thing now what we’re going to do is to remove the old strike
plate Gonna remove them completely, the top and the bottom one now we’re going to start What I like to do is to remove that rubber thing here so it won’t bother us with the installation because sometimes it does.  Don’t remove it completely, just take it, just like this to install the plate ok so now we’re going to start with the
first plate that’s the one and what we want to do we want to make
sure what is the size between the latch and the bolt usually it’s 5 ½ inch to 6 inch. yeah and this one what I see it’s 5 ½ inch. so what you have to do, you have to remove this small square here. you can use any tool that
you want I use a dremel and that’s it, that’s the
first thing you should do and later on I’ll show you what to do
next if you don’t have a dremel or anything
else to use, you can use your drill bit 1/8th drill bit but you’ve got to be very
very careful the way you do that so you don’t hurt yourself of course so
make sure you hold the plate in a good position so it won’t cut you or whatever
so sometimes i do that and sometimes i use other tools but this is not a big deal
anyway just be careful that’s it make sure you hold it tight all the time
so it won’t move anywhere ok now you can use any screwdriver or
whatever you guys have just to kinda pry it open. kinda of play with it a
little bit. and again, be very careful the way you do it because you know, you can
harm yourself if you don’t. those edges here are very sharp so you want to be very careful when you
install it i use some other tools to shave that
those parts later on and I’ll show you how to do it later just be careful because you can cut
yourself. ok so now we’re going to drill not with the top two, we’re going to start with the ones in
the middle so we actually have one two three four holes we’re going to drill with an 1/8th drill bit all the way in, all the way in. and then we’re going to start with the
the top holes but those ones we’re not going to drill all the way in because it’s a small screws. ok? all right, ok so now we’re going to drill
the top holes those ones as I said they’re going to be
shorter that’s about what you need that’s about the screws that you need
for the top screws so that’s what I’m going to drill now, that’s one. Two. we go down. alright. ok so now we’re going to take the screw
that’s come with the product so we got the large screws which is the
3 inch length and the short ones better little bit less than an inch, so
we’re going to start with the large screw first and we go step by step right now. ok so now we have those two plates one
of them is for the frame right here so it’s complete the plate in the middle
and one of the plate is going to go underneath just like this and those two
holes will go exactly right here and that’s why I left that screws like that
it will complete what you want to do now before you tighten those up to make sure
they’re straight both of them they are it’s okay doesn’t have to be a 100%. but so we do the same thing we mark the holes that we need Now you can put those two short screws which
I’m going to do right now got the first you can actually remove that one for now
that covered that go on top of it, so it won’t fall on you Ok, now we gonna drill the 1/8th bit, we gonna install the 3 inch screws so we gonna drill all the way. you wanna go a little off side so it will actually attach better to the stud inside. That’s one. Number two and that’s the last one, okay. Ok, so now we are going to install the plate that go on top of it, just like this. you can see it’s flat and you’re going to use a 3-inch screws That’s how we gonna do it Don’t tighten it all the way, just use a regular screwdriver to tighten it up because you don’t want the head to break. Just tighten with your hand that’s how I do it. and it’s strong enough. Ok, so now the last part of that plate is the bottom one. and you’re going to do the exact same
thing as we did in the top we’re going to drill 3 inch screws right here so you going to use your 1/8th, an 1/8th, the drill bits, all the way in.  and then you’re going to tighten those small screws that come. so that’s how basically the plate looks
like when it’s done from top to bottom and the other things you need to do when
it’s done, you going to use a regular screwdriver to tighten it up not going
to use your power drill to do that because that’s can break your head screw
so, we’re just going to use a regular screwdriver to do this work for you so nothing is going to break on the way yeah ok alright so we’re done with that ok so now what we’re going to do, we’re
going to use that small tool that i bought on small hardware store they don’t sell those at home depot yet
so it’s going to be like mom and dad type of hardware store it’s called carbide double cut and it’s made to shave
metals and wood and it’s actually last really really long time i highly recommend that product now if
you don’t have it you can use other stuff they sell in home depot as well
but let they less last longer ok so now I’m going to shave the metal so it won’t hurt anything and we’re going to use the same tool to
do some adjustment when we need when we going to close the door we’re going to
check if the bolt go in and out smooth without any interruption so that’s the type of tool that you want
to use for adjustment as well alright so we almost done so we’re going to check if the door
is a line with the strike so we’re going to close the door and we
can see. so it doesn’t go all the way in so we
will need to do some adjustment So that’s how I’m doing it, I’m using the same tool that I showed you before.  We just going to shave a little bit of the wood. Alright, let’s check again if the door closed correctly. alright. Now another thing that’s come
with the kit is that small cover for the door is for the actual bolt and latch
now on some doors you can put it it’s not must, i recommend to do that but
sometimes it’s not going to work well because it’s not going to let you pull your door closed. It’s recommended, it’s good because it helped that if
someone tried to kick the door so it will give another reinforcements for the
door not to split so yes I would recommend to put it on
it’s not must but you know it depends on the gap that you have between the door
and the and actual frame so just so you know it’s not must but yeah it’s
recommended if you can put it on all you need to do just take the two
screws here put them back when you put the plate there is another holes for two screws on
the inside into it’s good for the outside and the screws are actually come
with the kit and that’s pretty much it now you can do the same thing on the
bottom and like i said it’s not must but it is
recommended if you can do it do it if not nothing happened your door will still be
secure it’s not going to be easy to kick your
door. there’s a small thing here that I want to talk to you about as an extra
some other kits they have an extra screws to reinforce the hinges. Because you know the hinges that come with a new house or even old houses they are very short screws and they are not really reinforcing them the way they should be
just like the strike plate What I recommend to do, I can show you so what you should really do is buy a 3 inch screws just like the one that’s going with the kit You can buy them at Home Depot or any hardware store. And just replacing the ones that are right here. the one that more far from the edge. Just replacing those two with 3 inch screws. So, do the same thing on all the hinges just replacing two there, two here, two in the middle one and two in the bottom. Make sure you drill with an 1/8th drill bit all the way so the wood won’t split. it’s not, I mean, it’s not must, but yes, if you’re already doing the strike plate and you invest so much time and effort, I would recommend to do the hinges as well, Just reinforce them with 3 inch screws, that will definitely increase the security for your door and it shouldn’t take you more than 5 or 10 minutes. . We didn’t do it in that video, but I just wanted to talk about it just to give youyou this information. thank you. Hi guys, thank you so much for watching, I hope you enjoy the video. In my next video we will walk through about the ring video doorbell, a security camera for your front door. Sound interesting, huh? Please don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, right here! You get the link, can you see it? Yeah, you can see it, ok. Just click here, Just click here, Yeah, right there. And then you can subscribe to my channel. and every week we gonna update a new video.  We’re going to talk about how to increase your home security with the
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100 Replies to “Strike Plate – Burglar proofing Your Home With The Ultimate Door Strike Plate”

  1. I would remove the one piece of casing and install shims between the stud and jam at each new screw location so when you tighten the screws it doesn't open door jam reval and have a big gap. just my opinion

  2. Not here to critique his technique and methods. I pulled what i needed to know from this video and I'll do it in a more efficient way that i think works better. Thank you for the idea on which i will expand upon in my own application.

  3. You are a hack… non professional. Use the correct workspace when drilling… If my father saw me do that… I'd get smacked.

  4. One should acquire and install a Steel Frame and Steel Door that opens outward. The exterior hinges should be spot welded at the minimum.

  5. I guess I missed where he marked the holes before he started drilling the long plate……….Nope I watched it again and I guess he uses this plate so much that he knows where to drill. Did he say "I use a dremel" I guess he forgot it, hope he brought a broom for all the metal chips.

  6. Door got kicked in at my fathers house and the door split. It IS a MUST that you put door plate. Crappy work in this video. Would have it professionally installed by someone other than this guy.

  7. Bullet proof. i like the way you use the screwdriver for final tightening. So many hacks out there would spin the Phillip slots with the c.l. drill and round them off as they over tighten the screws in. You are a professional!

  8. 2$ wrench and 1$ rake and your in. It takes me at the most 30 seconds to rake a lock. If that is not quick enough just use a bump key and a little tap and your in in 5 seconds. Now I have never used a bump key but I have seen them in action. FYI the hardest lock to rake is the SmartKey by Kwikset but even those I can rake in a few mins time. I like the strike master but it is just as strong as the weakest link in the chain.

  9. When one link of a chain is reinforced it only means that it some other link will break. If the strike plate is reinforced, then the door will break. If the hinges are reinforced at the jamb, then the hinge plate on the door will tear out. If you willing to put all that ugly hardware on your door, why not just put a deadbolt above and below the knob to spread out the stress of impact? That's the key. Also, mortise in two more hinges on the hinge side so that side cannot be kicked in. I can't imagine any thief who thought his foot was capable of breaking two bolts and a latch at once.

  10. I can't believe this video took 20 mins…should've taken 10 at the most. But then again, he repeats everything he says way too much

  11. why is he working in the doorway? close the door and work outside.. letting bugs/cold/hotair in…if i was the homeowner id make you pay my energy bill..

  12. I would definitely add the plates around the dead bolt and door latch. If the gap is not large enough you chisel out room for the plate just like the original one had done.

  13. I NEVER understood why americans has doors that open inwards and not outwards like we got in Sweden. You´ll never kick in a door here *hint*. On the hinge side we got bolts that sits in the door and goes into the frame of the door so its muchy much safer than the american style doors.

  14. I think the longer screws that go through the first piece of wood and into the actual door frame is really all the security you need in the strike plate area and replacing two screws in each hinge.  The fire department would have to come through the door itself than the frame around it.  No foot or shoulder is gonna break it down.

  15. Locked my keys in my house and had to break in. I bought one of these at Lowe's after repairing my wall. Very easy to install. It makes a difference.

  16. One thing you can do instead of installing the plate ( and do it differently, mind you ) is back out the small 1" screws and replace ALL of them with 4" screws, on the latch side as well as the hinge side. If you have a solid door and frame it's gonna be VERY HARD for anyone to kick in your door, with those 4" screws, makes all the difference !

  17. 20 minute video to say, replace all of the short little screws around your door with 3 inch long screws and save the money

  18. Don't you have a van or truck? Don't be getting that drill near the tile floor. Take it to your vehicle.

  19. I really enjoyed your instructional video. It inspired me to go out to Home Depot and get the product and install it in my home. You are very informative and very thorough. Keep doing what you do and ignore the uglies, sometime its bc they are hurt people who feel they have to hurt people in order to cope with what's inside. Rather than letting it go and live life to the fullest and be nice. Anywho, nice video, take care.

  20. It is useless if your house and/or building has glass windows that can be reached by a ladder. If you steel plate your door, you need to steel plate all your house, windows, outside wall and roof to make it useful.

  21. Someone kicked my door in while I was out . The door frame casing was split . As a repair, after fixing the casing, I installed a heavy duty integrated double strike plate and installed long screws into the studs. The kicker person was EXTREMELY lucky that I was not home at the time of the incident (if you catch my drift). What is strange is nothing was stolen.

  22. It never hurts to reinforce the doorframe, I made one of these out of some angle iron but it doesn't look as nice as yours..lol. I also spent a few dollars on a video security system, they're not that expensive anymore and it allows you to check on your place when your not home or get a warning to your smartphone if the system detects any problems. Thanks for your efforts making videos to help people do things themselves, and ignore the buttholes that have nothing better to do than spread their negativity around. I've noticed that just about every video has the haters commenting. Thanks again and have an awesome day.

  23. Drilling over a tile floor? he didn't even touch it, even if he did  you can not harm tile with metal or wood drill bit only the masonry bit Mr. know it all, I think he did a good job why would you watch it if you are not interested in the subject.

  24. Nothing great here. Very poor carpenter and doubly annoying with that fake accent that keeps disappearing throughout the video.
    WHY do people think a fake foreign accent will make them seem more believable?

  25. Thank you very much. Presentation is very good and explicit. Will update my door security shortly. Look forward to new security ideas and implementation.

  26. Wow, where are your safety glasses and gloves?? I get that back in the day nobody used them but today if you were doing work at my house I would throw your butt out … and that's probably after I threw you out for drilling my floor tile!! If you don't have the proper equipment, what a piece of 2×4, then what are you doing there anyway? Where is your work table? I'm sure you have some good info but I cannot take you seriously after the craftsman like workmanship I saw. You need a few lessons in "How to" to lesson the potential for getting hurt and develop better workmanship. I'm sorry!

  27. Hugo, Please add a video for the installation of the two Edge Guards so as to fit with Defenders Kit? How do I make the these Edge Guards fit properly, please? DrEc

  28. Very professional brother, you work like a gentleman. Wish there were more guys out there that take pride in their work like you!

  29. all ppl should rather buy steel doors with overlapping lip over the metal frame and rather put wood on top of the door so it looks like a wood door

  30. Everyone talks about kicking the door in but what they do now and is faster is they use a crowbar. Vegas is well known for that. They just pry it open in less than 5 seconds..TALK ABOUT THAT INSTEAD

  31. I like the idea but I find the description hilarious. "Burglars in recent years have become more sophisticated… They can gain access to your house simply by forcefully kicking your door!"

  32. those burglars don't stand a chance now… cuz they generally go around kicking in peoples front doors…

  33. [email protected] I really do like what you've done! Not just the door lock, but that door hinges too! Do the cold weather climates work well too? I plan to go back to MN in 2021. I would like to know if the frost heaves would cause problems. Kudos!

  34. Guaranteed if someone tried to kick in the door, it will give at the weakest point which is the locks. The door will split so all the strength of the frame is useless unless you strengthen the door and locks.

  35. Hey great video but you should make a video with a double entrance door. Where the weak point is the centre of the door.

    You can also put a door handle plate on the actual door knob and dead bolt to prevent splitting of the door. I’d ensure you put that on.

  36. If I saw you drilling over my floor like that, I'd boot your ass out the door and banish you from the premises. This is pretty poor advertising on your part.

  37. After building homes for more than 10 years I know no matter what you do to that front door I can just come through a wall if I want

  38. Let’s be honest; any modifications that require deeper and/or additional holes for screws into the wood on your door and/or door frame only weakens the wood. For such a small amount of wood on your door and door frame, less mass equals much less strength. Instead of drilling away the wood on your door frame, get a Nightlock door barricade, which is mounted into the solid concrete floor, or get something similar to the Security Door Bar (by Securadoor). You should also have a good outside motion detection system to alert you of intruders around the perimeter of your home. I found Guardline to be the best. You can easily add relays to the system, such as an alarm and strobe light. Lastly and personally, I also keep a cellphone and handgun on me at all times while at home.

  39. If I want to get into your house, I'm not going through the front door. I'm entering through a side or rear window where I'm less likely to be seen.

  40. Just buy a cheap security camera, or add another high security mortice lock. If someone tries kicking this in, succeed or not it will cost you an arm and leg to replace the damage anyway. Cant really see the point.

  41. He should not have been drilling over tile. Other than that the information he gave was excellent and very helpful. Along with 3" screw for the hinges I would use Jamb Pins to turn your regular hinges into security hinges.

    http://www.businesssecurityinformation.com/2009/07/jamb-pins-better-door-security/

    https://mbausa.com/jamb-pins-for-residential-doors/

  42. I'd like to see cutouts for the strike plates instead of drilling them out, looks like you could cut yourself bad or damage the floor if you slip with the drill.A lot of criticisms of the usefulness of this reinforced strike plate, but I'm for anything that makes a little more difficult for a burglar. That's the best you can do for most residences.

  43. Have watched a number of your videos and find them very educational. I always walk away learning something new. Thank you!

  44. Can this product be used on a double entry door? One of the doors is always locked but can be opened when moving furniture in or out of the house.

  45. A great video with a lot of great tips! Wow, all the haters with a minor issue! The good far out weighed anything else. Nice job!

  46. I'm not making fun of the video I was a trim Carpenter 20 + yrs and I got a tweenty in my pocket says I can kick that door in with just a couple kicks.

  47. ✅ Watch Next: Ring Doorbell & Schlage Encode – Lock & Unlock Your Door From Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoM_I4DlYhk

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