$49 product bolsters doors against break-ins - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

$49 product bolsters doors against break-ins

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BARTLETT, TN (WMC) -

49 bucks can turn your front door into a fortress.

The Jamb Enforcer, $49, fits flush over a deadbolt and door jamb. The 14-gauge steel strip with nine three-inch screws is built to withstand 450 pounds of pressure.

WMC Action News 5 had a 275-lb firefighter kick in a bolted door on a home in Bartlett. Afterward, we installed the Jamb Enforcer. No matter how hard and how many times he kicked the door, it wouldn't budge with the Jamb Enforcer, even on a damaged door jamb.

"They work like a dream," said Angie Green of the Jamb Enforcer. Green is a property manager for a major Memphis-area property rental company. "We have close to 2,000 Jamb Enforcers on our properties," she said. She asked us not to identify either the properties or her company because she said their Jamb Enforcers have already thwarted six burglaries.

"We got a call from one of the neighbors, saying that someone was kicking a door," she said. "By the time we got to the unit, of course, the person was gone, but we could see footprints. That's it."

WMC Action News 5 first tested the Jamb Enforcer in 2008 with the same firefighter. We documented the same performance back then, except it did not prevent his forced entry through a 30-year-old wooden door. "What we have typically found is steel-clad doors have held up real well (with the Jamb Enforcer)," said its developer Jim Canerdy after that demonstration. 

Eight years later, Jamb Enforcers are protecting doors on Green's properties and on hundreds of other residential and commercial buildings. "We have sold over 50,000 Jamb Enforcers," said Don Freudenberg, owner of Absolute Security Products, Inc., the Mid-South retailer and distributor of the Jamb Enforcer. Freudenberg said one of his clients told him a burglar actually broke his leg trying to breach a door fitted with the Jamb Enforcer.

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