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I live on the 1st floor (Ground floor) in an apartment complex. The door opens outside into the patio not inside to the apartment. How do I secure the door while we are inside the apartment?
Any security bars or DOOR Jammers etc?

For front door we use this now: Brinks 675-83001 Home Security Commercial Door Jammer (on Amazon.com) (This is works perfect for door opens inside/inswing).

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    Step 1, make sure the door has non-removable henge pins or concealed hinges. Without those, most anything else you do is moot. – Brock Adams Dec 18 '14 at 4:53
  • @BrockAdams What are non-removable henge pins or concealed hinges? Any picture samples? – CoolArchTek Dec 18 '14 at 15:12
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    Oops! That should have been "hinge" (I blame Naruto). Anyway, those terms are very Googleable (Example). – Brock Adams Dec 18 '14 at 22:11
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Just short of doing something like below, I think the best you can make sure of is:

  • Steel door
  • Secured hinges (As Brock Adams suggested - non-removable pins or concealed)
  • A deadbolt
  • Reinforced latches, or at least well installed.
  • Not excessive clearance between the door and the frame that would allow anything between to mess with the latch (A deadbolt also takes care of this)

Pooh bear

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