KIKGARD Inc. was started by J.R. Hudson, a retired police officer who served 36 years with the Houston Police Department as part of the crime prevention team. During his time as an officer, Hudson observed numerous home break-ins, the majority of which were accomplished by breaking through the ½ inch of doorjamb wood. After observing this common method of forced-entry, Hudson began to theorize about what might be a better solution to the weak doorjamb.
That solution was the KIKGARD Shield.
Hudson noticed that no one would ever attempt to kick a door out, because you would have to kick through the entire width of the doorjamb. The KIKGARD Shield reverses this concept, making it so that someone would have to break the entire doorjamb width and a solid steel Shield to gain entry.
Patented in 2000, the KIKGARD Shield is a home security device that virtually turns your wooden jamb into steel by enclosing the whole doorjamb wood. This reinforcement allows the door and the lock to work at their maximum potential, protecting the home and its occupants from a break-in.
The KIKGARD is a doorjamb security device protected by U.S. Patent 6,082,049.
Justin Hudson, Police officer, locksmith, Crime Prevention Specialist and Inventor of the Kikgard Shield.