Monday, January 19, 2009

Lock Jaw Gives Parents Peace of Mind (Review and Giveaway)


In my book, Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons, there’s a true story that makes every parent’s blood run cold. As the author wrote, “When you find the police at your door at 5:00 in the morning, it’s never a good sign.” In this case, the police were asking if they were missing one of their five children! Apparently, one of their three-year-old twin daughters arose in the middle of the night, turned the deadbolt on the front door, and went outside. Dressed only in a diaper and a T-shirt, she crossed a busy street and arrived at a house in the back of their community where their nanny had taken them to visit a friend. The little girl stood crying at the doorstep until someone heard her and let her in the house. They had no idea who she was and called the police! Fortunately, the police were somehow able to track down the parents and return the girl safely home. Imagine the alternative endings to this scenario: The little girl could have been hit by a car. She could have drowned in a lake or swimming pool. She could have been picked up by someone who had dishonorable intentions toward her. The horrible possibilities are endless.

When I first heard about the Lock Jaw Security system, this story immediately popped into my mind. The little girl could never have left the house if her parents had installed a Lock Jaw on their door. A Lock Jaw is a very simple device that attaches to the inside of your door and prevents the deadbolt from being retracted, even if someone has a key. It can be installed permanently in less than five minutes with the screws that are included, or it can be installed temporarily with your own two-sided tape or Velcro. My husband put a Lock Jaw on our door and had it installed in mere minutes. (Go to www.LockJawSecurity.com and click on the video, which shows you exactly how to install it.) We were really impressed with how simple yet effective this product is. Lock Jaw works on any deadbolt, regardless of the direction it gets turned to be locked. You can even take a Lock Jaw with you on vacation and use a temporary installation method on your hotel room door for added peace of mind.

Of course, the Lock Jaw does more than keep kids inside. It keeps intruders out of the house. Did you know that 1 out of every 5 homes will experience a break-in or home invasion? Or that 38% of assaults and 60% of rapes occur during home invasions? And those numbers are increasing as potential invaders can now find out on the Internet how to open a deadbolt through a technique called “lock bumping,” which can unlock 90% of doors. (And if you are the victim of lock bumping, your insurance company will likely deny your claim because there’s no sign of “forced entry”!)

I strongly encourage you to visit www.LockJawSecurity.com today and read more about this essential product for families. Check out the video and the statistics. Lock Jaw is very reasonably priced and can be bought in sets so you can secure all of the doors in your home. If you have a kid in college, get one for his dorm room door! Lock Jaw is available in brass or flat nickel.


Would you like to win a brass Lock Jaw? I will randomly pick three winners from those who comment on this post by Friday, January 30, 2009. Here’s how to enter:

1) Go to www.LockJawSecurity.com, and then come back here and comment on one of the benefits of Lock Jaw.

For optional additional entries:

2) Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

3) Tweet this giveaway on Twitter or post it on your blog. Leave a comment with your Twitter name or a link to the post.

4) Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS or as a Follower on Blogger. Leave a comment with your subscription method.

This gives you up to four chances to win one of three Lock Jaws. Three winners will be randomly selected on Saturday, January 31, 2009, from the valid comments received.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to KLM39, mom2anutball, and Sarah, our three winners of a Lock Jaw security device!



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105 comments:

  1. Love that it's portable - I am always paranoid about hotel rooms - especially when I travel solo.

    best,
    angie

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  2. Lock Jaw™ Prevents Lock Picking & Lock Bumping - we have had a rash of home invasions where I live (rural TN) and I get worried when the baby and I are home alone, this would bring some piece of mind

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  3. My wife travels alone and this will add some peace of mind for both of us.

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  4. Our neighbors had a break-in over the weekend, if for nothing else I would love these for added peace of mind.

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  5. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Sometimes the mind goes a little wild, so this is a great idea! Safety is very important
    Helps PREVENT door threshold from being breached.
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. don young3:21 PM

    Wonderful product, a secret that more people needs to be aware of. It doesn't break the bank either. Had my house broken into once and changed all my locks. It cost me about $ 300 per lock that they say that criminals cannot get in with. Well, my wife lost her keys and lucky I got lock Jaw and a couple of days later, someone tried to use her key to get in and with lock jaw in place, they broke the key in the door but was not able to get in. We were alseep at the time, but heard tapping noises on our front door. I cannot imagine what could have happened. We also have used it in the same fashion as you had mentioned in your article when the grandkids come to visit. We have one grandchild that is known to sleep walk. Very alarming, lucky she hs never strayed out of the house. We would find her in another part of the house balled in in a corner or behind the couch. I can tell that lock jaw works and I cannot tell you how valuable the product is for our family. Pass this product on to as many people as possible. It was worth the safety of our family in more ways than one....Don Young, TX

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  7. One of the benefits is that it attaches only to the door!

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  8. Great idea, I travel for work all the time, it would be great on the road

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  9. One great feature is that it attaches ONLY to the door. Products that attach to the door trim don't provide the level of protection desired. What a great idea! I'm going to buy some if I don't win......even if I do!

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  10. i travel alot and this would be great for hotels

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  11. Disability and senior friendly. In about 2 seconds you can disengage Lock Jaw. It's simple and effective!

    moonshadow43(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Preventing small children from accidentally escaping without supervision is a big plus for me.

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  13. love the fact its portable- to keep kids from running and opening the hotel door or going somewhere they shouldn't

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  14. this is really nice as I saw in the video. I am looking for this kind of product since my two year old son knows how to open the lock using a key and or just simply turning the knob from the inside and can easily get out of the house.

    This will be perfect for us having two kids with a very curious minds.

    http://ondiamondmum.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a genius invention, I love it. And it's portable.

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  16. Its awesome that this is portable, I would take it when I travel.

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  17. Prevents lock picking and bumbing.

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  18. looks like a great idea, not only for parents,but for every one.

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  19. I love the fact that it is portable so you can use it in hotel rooms. Great idea! Thanks!

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  20. Wow, I believe that this is a brilliant product! I especially like that its portable, so wherever you go, it can be utilized!

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  21. I subscribe via email!


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  22. It attaches to the inside of your door and prevents the deadbolt from being retracted, even if someone has a key

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  23. SO portable - great concept :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  24. A burglar will usually bypass a house that takes too much effort to enter.

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  25. It's senior friendly!

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  26. I like the it is porable!! And it sounds pretty easy to use!

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  27. I have your button! http://mom2anutball.blogspot.com/

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  28. As someone who actually had this one happen to me where I used to live, one of the benefits that immediately caught my eye was the fact that it Counters AGAINST spreading door away from door frame!

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  29. it's senior friendly, easy to disengage!

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  30. I love that it has "temporary installation options for portability". This is a great product. My husband travels frequently and this would give both of us peace of mind when I'm home alone with the kids.

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  31. It's good that it's disability and senior friendly. My mom has such trouble opening child-proof prescription bottles sometimes.

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  32. I love the portability. It would be great for travel.

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  33. You can take it with you when traveling.

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  34. I think the most fantastic thing about it is that's portable and you can take it with you when traveling. I'd love to win one - thank you for the great giveaway!

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  35. As a Mom with a 3 year old who is experimenting with opening the door this would give me peace of mind. But I love that it is portable since we always stay at hotels when we travel. It also prevents lock picking which is always a worry in this world

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  36. We have a new family member...a twenty-month-old Bloodhound who can open doors...not only is she beautiful, she's smart too!

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  37. Burt Neblo1:36 PM

    This would be excellent to take while traveling.

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  38. I had never heard of this product before. I love that it is portable!

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  39. I would love to use this when we go on trips.

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  40. Debbie Criss5:53 PM

    This would be a great gift for our son he just had twins. I know they're getting tired. This would really come in handy as they have a 3 year old and a six year old. Please enter me, thank you

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  41. It is great that it is portable and you can take it places plus it is easy to install!

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  42. I would definitely take this when travelling. I like that it counters AGAINST door prying.

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  43. Tonya Williams2:11 AM

    I just love this! My daughter is 2 and can open doors now..and we live on a busy highway! I also love that I can take it along when we stay the night in hotels or even at granny's.

    Fins2thrite at aol dot com

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  44. You can use it to stay safe in hotel rooms because it's portable. Cool. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  45. Anonymous6:22 PM

    This is an awesome product. It has so many benefits. The first that jumps out at me is that it keeps little children from getting out!
    PabaV at AOL dot com

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  46. It only attaches to the door. I love that its portable too.

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  47. Christina - xristya@rock.com - The Lockjaw can be engaged from inside any dwelling and is portable. How ironic that what helped locksmiths to open a tumbler eventually became bump keys that could be used in any similar-type lock! This sounds like a wonderful, and necessary, device!

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  48. It's great that you can take one with you to use in hotels. My stepfather was robbed while he was sleeping in his hotel room on a business trip- the door had been latched, he was lucky not to have woken up! I like the nickel finish, too.

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  49. Lock Jaw is portable. Since it attaches only to the door, this device can easily be taken with you on visits to grandparents home or wherever.
    Besides peace of mind for keeping kids contained, this would also provide overall security for house or motel door

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  50. One benefit is that it counters AGAINST door prying.

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  51. I've got your button.
    http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/

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  52. I subscribe through Google Reader.

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  53. Prevent small children from getting outside unsupervised. Which is something I need and would bring peace of mind. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. I am a subscriber via google reader.

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  55. Debbie7:39 PM

    It would give me peace of mind when I am home alone.
    darbie1962(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. i like that you can take it where ever.

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  57. Adheres to privacy matters for tenants: keyless, engaged from inside, two motions to escape!

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  58. Anonymous12:08 AM

    I like that it helps PREVENT door threshold from being breached. shadowsangell(at)hotmail.com

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  59. Lock Jaw™ installs with two screws (supplied) to the door only, easy install is a plus, thanks for the giveaway

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  60. Holy Cow...I wish I had had this lock when one of my children (the escape artist) was younger and seemed to find a way out of the house no matter what we did. Once when he was three and we had just moved into our new home, our new neighbor came knocking on our door at 8am on a Saturday with our son in tow...and no clothes on either, I might add. Guess we set a good impression with her...LOL.

    I love these locks for many reasons, and one of the most important to me is to prevent small children from accidentally escaping without supervision !!
    Thank you so very much for a wonderful opportunity to win one !
    Cathy
    tholix at pineland dot net

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  61. I like the easy installation. I had'nt realized how easy a deadbolt could be bumped.

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  62. I would so love to have this, talk about paranoid in hotel rooms, fav feature Lock Jaw™ Prevents Lock Picking & Lock Bumping

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  63. Prevents lock picking

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  64. I would use it when we go on trips during the week end.

    legab67156 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. Like the idea that you can take it with you on trips or vacations

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  66. Tweeted you

    http://twitter.com/ardy22

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  67. Prevent small children from accidentally escaping without supervision. We have a fire escape door that needs this!
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I added button to my blog! http://erikacass.blogspot.com/

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  69. What a great product! I must admit I had never heard of it before now. For me the 2 best benefits are:
    1.) Counters AGAINST door prying.
    2.) Prevents small children from accidentally escaping without supervision.

    I also love that it is portable.

    P.S. If this is a duplicate comment you can just delete it, I'm not sure if the 1st one took.

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  70. Cornelius F.7:18 PM

    I like that it counters against door prying. I live in a less than optimal neighborhood and this would be another level of security.

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  71. I travel a lot and could really use the peace of mind this brings! Thanks!

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  72. Prevents lock picking and bumbing. Looks like a great product!

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  73. It's great that you can take it traveling.

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  74. I'm following you in Blogger!

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  75. Excellent invention and it's portable!

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  76. everything about it sounds so good. the portable aspect is important to me. we have an older motor home, and this would make me sleep better!

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  77. I absolutely love this product. Our 4 year old has just started to sleep walk and we have put up every barrier possible. I am so afraid of what could happen that I have not had a full night's sleep since it began. My husband is in the Army and overseas right now so between worrying about him and our daughter this would help me to finally be able to sleep. Thank you so much for showing it to me!

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  78. Tammy Marshall2:25 PM

    Great product! I love the fact that it is portable. We travel a lot and love to know I have that extra security with me!


    LayDeeBuglove@aol.com

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  79. Anonymous3:18 PM

    A peaceful nights sleep witout any worries :)


    goddesspaula17@aol.com

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  80. Great giveaway! The thing that impresses me the most is how portable it is. You can take it with you when you travel. That would make me feel MUCH safer traveling.

    step36576(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. This would be great for travel as well as at home. I would feel much more secure to have this with me or at home. thanks.

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  82. wonderful product! Take it with you when you go somewhere and use it is a great benifit. Keep the thugs out. I like that.
    govgirl@gmail.com

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  83. Melanie9:35 PM

    Disability and senior friendly, love that.

    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  84. Victoria12:45 AM

    I love that it's portable so it can travel with us and that you don't have to be a professional to install it. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  85. All the benefits of this wonderful Lock Jaw Security Device are so appealing and the one that is at the top of my list is that it can prevent small children from accidentally escaping without supervision. With 3 young children all under the age of 10 this truly will provide me with peace of mind! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  86. I am now subscribed via email and I made sure to activate my subscription. I am looking forward to receiving them.

    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  87. I Twittered about your wonderful giveaway. Here is a link to the Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/1161391189

    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  88. I love that it's portable. Thanks for the chance to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  89. The Lock Jaw PREVENTS deadbolt from retracting through the strike plate in door jam.

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  90. Great idea, my husband travels for work all the time, it would be great on the road.

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  91. Temporary installation options for PORTABILITY which is very handy for trips

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  92. Counters AGAINST door prying.

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  93. following your blog klp1965

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  94. Anonymous5:26 PM

    We have had someone break in our house before. the police didnt do anything, not even extra survailance! My husband worked nights, and it only happened while he was at work, and I was home alone with my 2 year old daughter. We not have dead bolts on every door. But I LOVE this idea so much more!

    lori_runyan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  95. One benefit is it has temporary installation options for PORTABILITY. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  96. I like the benefit of portability.

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  97. I am a subscriber.

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  98. One of the benefits of Lock Jaw is that it counters against door prying.

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  99. I subscribed via email.

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  100. Anonymous8:01 PM

    I love the idea you can take it with you when you travel.

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