Product: BuddyBar Door Jammer Review
Where to buy: Amazon.com – Click here for the latest price
Great for: Extra security for your front door
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10
I have reviewed two other security bars for your door, if you haven’t checked them out, here they are:
Both of the above are great products and do an excellent job in providing an extra level of security for your door. However, they have been prone to breaking and seem too lightweight. That’s when I found the Buddybar Door Jammer, which I think is the top of the line when it comes to door security bars.
If you have the budget to spend a little bit more than the Master Lock and Brinks models, then I highly recommend the BuddyBar. I mean we are talking about securing our homes and keeping our families safe, so spending a little extra to give complete peace of mind might be the way to go.
Benefits of the BuddyBar Door Jammer
As with other security bars, the benefits are quite simple. Providing an extra level of security on your front door. Sometimes, criminals will have enough strength or weight behind them to break through your door, even with an appropriate lock installed. But with the BuddyBar in place, even when your lock gives way, you can feel safe from harm.
In most cases, we don’t have door locks on our internal doors of our home. At least not to the same extent as our front door. So, it may be very handy to have a security bar in another room of your home, say your bedroom. If someone happens to break into your home while you are there, you can quickly rush off to your bedroom and put the BuddyBar in place and keep the intruder at bay, kind of like a panic room.
How to use the BuddyBar Door Jammer
The BuddyBar works slightly different to other security bars I have reviewed. It adjusts similar to others, however the BuddyBar has a jacking type locking mechanism that puts a stronger hold on your door. In other words, when you put the BuddyBar in place and pull down the jack handle, it puts a strong force between your floor and door. Then it’s just a matter of releasing the lever and the bar comes free.
Product Description and Features
- Made from 16 gauge, powder coated steel
- Weighs 8.2 pounds
- Extends from 36” to 51”
- No plastic parts
- 2” X 4” rubber coated, articulating, non-marring, steel foot
- Works great on carpet, tile, concrete and wooden floors
Who is the BuddyBar Door Jammer for?
Anyone wanting to increase their personal home security and protect their family. Whether you live in your own home, in an apartment building, a dorm, or maybe you are travelling, the BuddyBar will keep you safe.
What I like about the BuddyBar Door Jammer
- It’s made from tougher material that other models
- The weight makes it feel much more sturdy
- It doesn’t have any plastic parts that might break easily
- It forms a very firm and solid jam once the jacking lever is engaged
What I don’t like about the BuddyBar Door Jammer
- The weight is also something I don’t like as it would make it more difficult to take it with your when travelling.
- It cannot be used on sliding doors
The BuddyBar Door Jammer is more expensive than the Master Lock Dual-Function Security Bar and Brinks Door Security Bar, however it just feels more secure, sturdier and tougher. In all reality, you cannot put a price on your personal safety and the safety of your family. So the extra investment in a product that has been built tough for this specific purpose might just be worth it.
Have you used a security bar on your door before? What has been your experience? Leave me a comment below and let me know, or if you have any questions about the BuddyBar.