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engineered for peace of mind

 

SecuraDoor by Monarch Home Innovations is a low-cost security solution for householders. Developed by our engineering team, it’s set to protect thousands of households across America.

After being at home when intruders broke in, the founder of Monarch Home Innovations, David Workman, decided to do something to protect himself, his family and others.

He could see there was an advantage in having a door jamming device of some kind, as electronic alarms only tell you when an intruder is already inside your home, when it’s too late. In the mid 90s he built a prototype door jammer with some friends, but didn’t have time or money to develop it further.

Existing door jammers are flimsy with basic small feet, and weak construction. Many are over-engineered rugged heavyweights that can break a doorknob and deform your door. Realising a gap still existed in the market, he revisited the idea, on a mission to keep families safe in their homes and to save lives.

We worked with David to develop SecuraDoor is a superior alternative, that provides over 1700 lbs (771 kg) of applied pressure to a door. The ‘entry-prevention’ device is engineered to be strong and easy to use. It adjusts to fit onto any doorknob at varying heights.

It has a cleverly designed glass-reinforced plastic handle yolk that fits comfortably in your hand. The engineered geometry of the yolk-handle makes it easy to use with one hand, lightweight yet strong enough to resist impact and loads. The handle pivot point creates compression to hold a door securely shut.

The brace has an adjustment collar and pin that ensures a secure fit to a door. The footplate provides maximum surface contact to any floor surface. The device is also conveniently portable.

The footplate pivots within a precise 7.5 degree range in one direction ensuring people can easily set SecuraDoor to the correct length, distance and height with no need for constant readjustment.

We built ‘worst case scenario’ test rigs simulating compression loads of 700 – 800 kg to ensure SecuraDoor would survive attempted break-ins.

SecuraDoor adheres to the full specifications of the International Building Code and only needs to be adjusted once for any door.

“outerspace’s design team was as patient as they were creative, and professional in every way.  They hit their timelines and adhered to budget constraints – very important for a small business like mine.  And I appreciate the ongoing communication via email and Skype, even continued emails after the design work was complete, to see how things were going”

          – David Workman

“I am constantly receiving great comments on the design of SecuraDoor.  It’s so far beyond anything that is available.  outerspace did an exceptional job,” adds David.

authors

Belinda Stening

Design Strategy

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