Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JayDee Great Useful Product
I installed a total of 3 of these on new sliding windows. I aligned them along a lower window grid rail to keep it discreet and still be able to lock the bars in the vertical position when opening the windows. 1 of the 3 had a loose locking mechanism. For peace of mind, I drilled through one side of the 2 bars and installed a small screw to keep the bars at a fixed length. The product is a worthwhile investment to help make it harder for the bad guys to break in.
September 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Abby Keep breaking
I am on my third (clearly not buying anymore now) and they keep breaking after a few times of use.
October 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NavyVet Works as Advertised
Installation instructions were clear and concise. I had to make a slight modification by adding spacer washers behind the fixed channel mounting bracket as the bracket was a little too wide to fit into the channel in my 33 year-old sliding door. This took a little ingenuity and added about 10 minutes to the installation time; which overall was about 20 minutes. The bracket should fit fine in newer sliding doors. Once installed, the bar works perfectly. It is adjustable to allow the door to be kept partially open, but still secure. With the door opened wide, the bar folds upward out of the way. A nice value for the price. Would definitely buy it again.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paavo47 Terrible product.
Terrible, poorly made. Locking saddle does not lock as advertised. Clips to prevent bar from being bumped out of its bracket is cheap ill fitting plastic that does not come close to doing the job. Didn't expect top quality for the priice but this item should be avoided completely. Love Home Depot but wonder how the let this one through the doors.
July 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wungun The Door Blocker doesn't!
My wife found this on the Home Depot web site and our local store stocked it. My wife was concerned with having more security for our new patio door. We felt that this product would be better than a stick in the track to keep the door secure. We were wrong. The best part of this product is how easy it is to buy. Home Depot just checks you out and away you go. Installing it was fairly easy as well. The down sides are as follows:
1. The base bracket that is attached to the arm should have countersunk holes with flat screws so when you raise the arm it doesn't get scraped by the top dome head screw and the arm would go all the way down and not get stopped by the bottom dome head screw leaving the arm hanging out from the door jam about one inch.
2. The plastic and steel locking saddle is a great idea. Too bad the manufacturing doesn't follow suit. When installed per directions and manufacturers video the plastic latches don't secure the arm or anything else. The steel portion is substantial but the plastic latch isn't made to conform to the steel portion leaving the latches in mid air.
3. The release lever on ours is odd to say the least. When we close the arm we have to push the release lever to get it to hold. However the least little bump or shake and the release lever disengages allowing the arm to collapse so that the burglars have an 8" gap to stick their arm and tool in and lift the arm completely out of the way.
4. This product is a visual deterrent only. It is made by a company that had good ideas but went on the cheap. .
July 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HandyDandy This item is a poorly crafted piece of junk
This item was not functional in several ways, starting with the spring clip that is supposed to lock the length at where you set it. When installed, I could shake the door and the inner tube would retract a little at a time into the outer tube as the spring clip was very loose and did not prevent the movement as intended, allowing the door to open fairly easily if a little slowly. Also, the metal portion of the saddle was not bent fully and kept the plastic tabs from locking the end of the bar into the saddle, so it would be easy for a burglar to just lift the bar out of the saddle with a piece of wire slipped between the inner and outer door, not that one would need to since the first issue described above is probably the easier way to gain entry. Save your time and money and pick something else.
March 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hosco6 Functional
Not for someone with no mechanical aptitude to install, but not really difficult. Does what it is supposed to do.
February 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Daze Not as strong as I looks
I purchased this item thinking it would be good. But its not worth the money.
January 19, 2016