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When she checked into her hotel room and began unpacking she discovered that her father secretly put the Door Stop Alarm into her luggage. She was furious - how dare he! Didnt she tell her father that she would be OK? Why did he have to interfere? She promised to tell him a thing or two when she got home. Just to show Dad that his gift was useless she decided to put it in front of her door that night. "That way I can tell him that I tried it even though I didnt need it" she thought. Well it turned out that Jenny DID need the Door Stop Alarm that night because while everyone was asleep there was a storm that knocked out all the electricity for the hotel.
Unfortunately for Jenny it happened around 1 AM when she was asleep and she didnt hear the storm. But the local hotel burglar did hear it and knew how to take advantage of the situation and to get into as many rooms as possible. He already had success in two rooms - the occupants never even knew that he was in their room. So when he got to Jennys room he felt very confident. No lights were on and it should be easy pickings. But when he tried to open the door it hit the lip of the Door Stop Alarm and set off the 120 dB alarm -- which is very loud. Needless to say Jennys room was not burglarized that night and she stayed safe.
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What is a Rigid Stop? A rigid door stop is a common style that screws directly into the trim of the wall and has a rubber tip at the end (this will prevent damage to the door itself). This style of door knob is great for protecting the walls but will not hold the door open. Choosing a solid brass door stop (not plated) will ensure high quality and resistance to natural wear and tear over time. What is a Spring Stop? A spring style door stop is essentially the same as a rigid type but utilizes a spring construction rather than a solid piece. This style is somewhat more inexpensive than other types but carries many disadvantages.
The slower or faster the door opened made no difference on the hard surfaces while the slower you opened the door on the carpet the longer it would take to engage because it would slightly slide back before engaging. As for the strength the stronger you forced the door open the quicker on both surfaces the unit jammed the door. I would recommend it for college students; who want to keep unruly friends out of their dorm room while sleeping renters and travelers who are looking for an inexpensive way to stay safe at there home away from home. Remember the best time to learn you lesson about personal security and self defense is before something happens. Adam Sisterhen is the president of Your Personal Security Store and author of personal security and self defense articles.