The Door Brake Company Celebrates One Year of Helping Women in Need

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The company has been providing its product, a door security device that prevents home intrusions by gripping any flooring surface, to battered women’s shelters, churches and other groups that support abuse victims. Employees said it has been rewarding to work with abused women and help them feel safe in their homes.

A woman helped by the Door Brake™.

How can something so simple provide so much protection?

Home invasion is a very real danger, especially for victims of domestic violence. Over the past year, the Door Brake Company has been helping to alleviate this fear by bringing its product, the Door Brake, to the people who need it most.

The Door Brake is a door security device that deters intruders from entering a home. To use it, simply fill it with water and place it in front of the door. It is designed to grip the floor, absorb impact and transfer force to the stronger hinge side of the door so that intruders can’t forcefully enter. The Door Brake’s piercing alarm simultaneously lets the homeowner and intruders know that someone’s trying to break in.

Sean Nalepka, president of the Door Brake Company, said that employees have been visiting church groups and battered women’s shelters, equipping abuse victims with Door Brakes and showing them how to use the product. Often they will give women two or three brakes with alarms – one for each exterior door and one for the bedroom. The one in the bedroom allows the target have time to call the police if the intruder gains entry.

One woman the Door Brake Company helped out came home to find her front door locks and jamb obliterated by an ex boyfriend who forced his way through the door and spray painted threatening images on her walls. It was going to take overnight for the victim to arrange for a carpenter to repair the door, and the thought of having an unsecured door when under the threat of harm was terrifying to her. The Door Brake Company placed their product in front of the broken door to temporarily secure it for the night. After having two very large men push on the door it was apparent that the door was secure.

Nalepka said he has felt honored to help these women during a very vulnerable period in their lives. Often, abusers are not in police custody and have keys to their victims’ homes; the Door Brake, he said, has provided them with vital protection.

“I have personally met women at their residence to set up Door Brakes up for them,” he said. “The looks on their faces when I pull on, push and kick on the door demonstrating how the product will protect them is priceless – that’s why I do this outreach effort. Often I find women that I just met, crying in my arms as the feeling of relief soaks in.”

The Door Brake Company was formed in 2009. The Door Brake is an essential home security device for anyone who does not feel safe at home; Nalepka developed the product after a security problem in his own house. For more details about the product, including ordering information, please visit http://www.doorbrake.com.

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Doorbrake Company LLC.
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