Joni Herrera Door Stop November 08th, 2019 - 07:44:08
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.
The results were as follows; all hard surfaces (cement hardwood linoleum tile indoor outdoor carpet and commercial carpet) the results were similar enough not to explain the minute differences; the door was jammed almost immediately only allowing the door to open a crack while the alarm roared to life. Next I tested this unit on typical house hold carpet; the unit did tend to slide back further before stopping the door however the door never opened further than 4 to 6 inches and the alarm worked instantly. In summary both tests were conducted with various opening speeds and strengths.
Note: Heavier doors may require a stronger magnet or different style of door stop entirely - please check with a contractor if you have additional questions or concerns. Depending on the style selected a magnetic stop can also protect walls from incorrectly hung doors that swing open and closed independently. A door stop with a projection of 3 inches will stop the knob from banging into the wall (causing dents and cracks over time) if the door swings open unexpectedly. The added benefit of a magnet will catch the door if it does swing open suddenly and prevent it from slamming shut again.
It can be a lot of fun to use iron door furniture such as door stops within your home. They are reasonably priced long lasting and they provide a great sense of style as well. If elegance and function is what you want to add to your home then cast iron is definitely the way to go. Magnetic door stops are a great way to update your home or business and replace older and less effective methods of holding doors open. Before the Victorian era a door stop was simply a heavy object placed in front of the door (this could be a brick or large rock even). Later door stops progressed through a series of designs from decorative heavy objects (usually metal) to rubber or wood stoppers jammed under the door and later to catches installed on the door to hold them open.
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.
Door stops are a useful tool and silent helper that is readily present in most businesses and homes. A door stop serves several purposes including holding a door open or preventing a door from opening too far (protecting the wall). Styles vary widely and serve different functions so choosing the correct style for your home or office is important. What is a Magnetic Stop? A magnetic stop is a wall or floor mounted device that utilizes the power of a magnet to hold a door open. This is a simple solution because it does not require more than one step to use this style and it is appropriate for most standard doors.