Please note this product is only for doors without sidelights and not double doors. We do have a model for sidelight doors and for double doors. The Platinum DJ Armor kits require removing of the molding around the doors to install, if you prefer there is also the Gold EZArmor version of this product that provides less protection but is easier for existing door installs.
DJArmor Combo Set
This great combo product includes the Jamb Shield, the Door Shield, and the Hinge Shield all in one great package. This will reinforce all 3 primary weaknesses in most doors.
DJArmor Jamb Shield
The Jamb Shield product adds extreme strength to the traditionally weakest part of the door/door frame, the door jamb. When an attacker tries to kick or force a door the door jamb itself is almost always the first part of the door to give out. In a traditional door setup when the door is kicked much of that force is transferred directly to the bolt of the deadbolt, which in turn puts a large amount of pressure on a small part of the door jamb. The Jamb Shield is a 48" tall piece of metal that wraps your existing door jamb and then using 8x 3" screws attaches itself through to the stud behind your door jamb. Unlike other door jamb reinforcement products that simply go on the outside of your door jamb, the Jamb Shield wraps the entire jamb in a metal reinforced sleeve that prevents splitting and helps distribute force across not just the door jamb but the stud behind it. The force from attack is then absorbed by the Jamb Shield and the stud behind the door jamb making it able to take far more force than an unprotected door jamb.
DJArmor Door Shield
The Door Shield product is meant to help prevent wood or hollow metal doors from splitting or bending due to physical attack. It should be noted that in most cases the Door Shield should not be used without the Jamb Shield product as most door jambs will give out before the door itself unless you have a metal door frame. When a door is kicked or shoved all of the force is applied to the hinges and the deadbolt itself (in addition to the door jamb, as covered above). With the hinges it is generally divided among them, and so they are more resistant to failing than the deadbolt. With all the force on the bolt of the deadbolt wood or metal doors will frequently give way as the bolt forces its way through the door. Once the door gives it can be opened with relative ease and your security is compromised. While metal doors may look strong most are hollow with wood, foam, or air at the core making them as weak or weaker than solid wood equivalents. This is where the door shield steps in. By wrapping the most vulnerable part of the door in a piece of metal it is far harder for the bolt to get pushed through the door, and the door itself will take much more physical force.
Door Shield Variants
The Door Shield comes in two styles:
The standard profile style has a modern design that goes around the door and comes in two pieces one for the knob and one of the deadbolt. It is installed under the knob/lever and the deadbolt. The standard style comes in three finishes, white (which can be painted), satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze.
The EZ profile style provides similar resistance to the door splitting/bending but only wraps the very edge of the door making it nearly invisible. It comes in three finishes, white, satin nickel, and oil rubbed bronze.
As with the Jamb Armor, the Door Shield also requires a 1 and 3/4" thick door. To install the Door Shield you simply must unscrew the knob and deadbolts on your door, remove both sides, slip the Door Shield sleeve over the door, and reattach your knob and deadbolt. The EZ Door shield variant can just be screwed onto the side of the door without having to remove the locks from the door.
DJArmor Hinge Shield
The Hinge Shield guards the final primary weak point of a normal door when physically attacked, the hinges. The Platinum Hinge Shield wraps around the door jamb on the hinge side of the door to help the wood around the hinges avoid splitting. The Gold EZArmor Hinge Shield is similar but only screws on top of the wood around the hinge. The full Door Reinformcent kits come with two hinge shield pieces that go on the middle and bottom hinges and use 3" screws to screw threw to the door jamb and into the stud behind it. It does NOT require removal of the door to be installed, simply temporary removal of the molding around the door (for the Platinum variant). The EZArmor varient does not require the molding removed from around the door for install.
DJArmor / Armor Concepts is a company formed out of the basic desire to provide true home security on common entry doors. They looked at the existing solutions and found them to be inadequate at fully addressing the true vulnerabilities. They offer a reinforcement product for standard doors and a unique sliding glass door lock for sliding doors. With two primary product lines, their Platinum wrap around solution and their Gold screw-on-top solution no matter what level of installation difficulty you are looking for they have you covered.
All DJArmor products are available in white can be painted or refinished. It is suggested to do this prior to installation if desired. Once installed they can then be touched up if needed.
The door shield is fairly straightforward in installation, however the Jamb and Hinge Shield require a bit more preparation for existing installs (for new installs it is a fairly straightforward process). It should be noted that the door never must be removed from its hinges in order to install any DJArmor product. Both shield products actually wrap the door jamb which helps them give the extreme strength reinforcements that they are able to provide. In order to be able to wrap the door jamb any molding around the door must be first removed prior to installation. In almost all cases door molding is simply nailed in place and can easily be pried up using a chisel, razor blade, or pry bar. This same molding can be nailed back in place once installation is complete. Once removed any screws attaching the rough jamb to the frame should be unscrewed, and the Jamb and Hinge shield products can be slid into place and then screwed in. Once in place you can then reattach the door molding. Before purchasing please watch the installation video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKhD6y7jJgc and read the Jamb Armor Installation Instructions. Installation would take a carpenter probably about an hour, or a handy man an afternoon if installing the product on an existing door with a door jamb, new installs should only require 15 or so extra minutes during the initial door install. If you wish for an easier to install product please see the EZArmor Gold line we carry. It is a screw on top solution that does not involve removing the molding on existing doors and can be installed in under an hour on most doors.
Due to the large size of the Jamb Armor Combo Kit it ships separately from any other items in your order and only qualifies for free shipping on orders over $500. The shipping cost for the Jamb Armor anywhere in the continental United States is generally no more than $6-14 for ground shipping you will see exact shipping during checkout.
The below requirements are fairly standard for any modern door:
1 and 3/4" Thick Door
3/4" Thick Door Jamb (If your jamb is another size please see our EZArmor version of the kit which does not have a jamb thickness requirement)
Please see the DJArmor Installation Instructions for details on proper installation.
This product has the following related skus: DJA-SET-UNI-10002