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Old 05-28-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Glenbogle
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Most interior doors in a home of average budget can be kicked in by one good kick from a man. it may afford you a few seconds lead time to dial 911 if you have your phone handy. Unless you have a fortress type room like in that movie with Jodi Foster there really isn't a "safe" place in the average home during a home invasion
Agreed.

In fact, unless you have a correctly installed (meaning with a reinforcing block of wood behind the strikeplate) deadbolt on your exterior doors, most EXTERIOR doors can be kicked in easily by a man. One good shot to the doorknob will usually do it. Interior doors are usually flimsier, especially those Home Depot quality masonite things.

If your exterior doors are properly secured, you don't leave windows open, and you have a monitored security system you've done more to protect yourself against a home invasion than an extra interior door is likely to do.

It always amazes me when I read about home invasion victims who left a back door unlocked, or a first-floor window partly open on a summer night, and are "shocked that it happened". Just like people who leave their car in the driveway unlocked and then are surprised when it's stolen.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Zero doors at all means that a burglar can wander into the bedroom even if he did not intend to, even if he was only looking for the family room where the electronics are.

And there is nothing wrong with a few more seconds to dial 911. It's not difficult to install a solid core door and fortify the lock as well.
A few more seconds to remove the screen and crawl out the window OR grab that can of pepper spray OR~~~
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Zero doors at all means that a burglar can wander into the bedroom even if he did not intend to, even if he was only looking for the family room where the electronics are.

And there is nothing wrong with a few more seconds to dial 911. It's not difficult to install a solid core door and fortify the lock as well.
Seconds to dial 911, make little difference when the police take as few days to respond.

Our county sheriff Deputy makes one drive through trip of our town every week. Whatever you have going on best hold until next week's drive through.

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Old 05-28-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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Seconds to dial 911, make little difference when the police take as few days to respond.

Our county sheriff Deputy makes one drive through trip of our town every week. Whatever you have going on best hold until next week's drive through.

Seconds to clear one's head and pull a pistol out of the biometric gun safe. There's never anything wrong or dumb about gaining a few extra seconds prior to a gunfight. It's a silly argument that not having a door is better than having one.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Now we are getting into a gun fight at the OK coral. OMG this is going odd.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Zero doors at all means that a burglar can wander into the bedroom even if he did not intend to, even if he was only looking for the family room where the electronics are.

And there is nothing wrong with a few more seconds to dial 911. It's not difficult to install a solid core door and fortify the lock as well.
I like open floor plans but would want doors on the bedrooms. open as far as living, dining and kitchen
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Northern IL
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The broken lines are just fake rooms for different floor treatments................also no bedroom doors open to main room.

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Northern IL
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A house and a garage on the same level, is against code?
That's what some one said on prior page, something about fumes...........................
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Now we are getting into a gun fight at the OK coral. OMG this is going odd.
Well it is one "con" to having an open floor plan isn't it ?

Nowhere to hide
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I like open floor plans but would want doors on the bedrooms. open as far as living, dining and kitchen
I'm not coming to your house unless you have a door on the bathroom as well !
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