London Bar for Door Frame



To reinforce wooden door frame fitted with a surface mounted rim lock or nightlatch 


The problem with traditional wooden door frames is that they will splinter and split open during a forced attack.  A burglary victim, following a 'kick in' attack, would often find that the rim lock screw fixings or the lock staple had not been able to resist the attack and had failed.

To counter this problem, the police and other crime prevention specialists very highly recommend the London Bar to strengthen and reinforce the door frame around the rim lock or cylinder nightlatch.  It is easy to fit, is used with existing locks and provides extremely effective additional security every time the door is closed and locked.

A packet of 2 1/2" No. 10 woodscrews is supplied.


Traditional style standard Yale 77 Nightlatch - shown for illustration purposes only

The Staple (or the keep) is the metal part of the rim lock that is screwed onto the door frame


The Kickstop London Bar is a door frame reinforcing bar with a 'D' shaped staple to fit over and secure the staple (keep) of a surface fitted rim lock or cylinder nightlatch.  This very effective steel anti-burglary device is screwed on to the internal face of the lock side of the frame and will resist the kicking, splitting and forcing open of the door.


  • 5mm thick steel bar with a rounded edge and countersunk holes
  • 10mm, 1830mm or 1980mm long
  • 16mm or 20mm wide
  • Standard, Large, Extra Large, Universal of Ingersoll SC71 staple size
  • The staple of the London Bar (the 'D' shaped part) is available in three main sizes. Standard, Large and Extra Large.
  • The London Bar staple has to fit over the surface mounted rim lock staple - the part of the rim lock that is screwed onto the door frame.
  • Ensure that correct measurements are taken and the correct London Bar staple size is chosen.
  • The Universal size staple is designed for customers who are not sure whether to purchase a Standard or Large size.


NB: Rim locks and nightlatches are fitted at slightly different heights on individual doors.  When fitting the 72" and 78" length London Bars, a little of the top or the bottom of the London Bar will probably need to be removed when fitting. The surplus can be cut off with a hacksaw.

The 'D' shaped bend in the two longer London Bars is positioned at the approximate height of where most surface mounted nightlatches should normally be fitted.

The 72" bar is approximately 6" shorter than the height of a door frame - to help minimize the need to hacksaw off a piece of the bar.



Before ordering the Kickstop London Bar


Check the Staple Size - Width of Bar - Length of Bar


  • Very carefully check that the London Bar staple size that you order, is the correct size that you need to fit over the door's nightlatch or rim lock staple when the lock is already fitted
  • You need to consider both the vertical measurement of the staple and the distance that it protrudes 'at right angles' from the door frame - when fitted.
  • The door may not be the original door and the rim lock staple may be recessed into the door frame or even raised a little - with hardboard (for example) where the door is thicker than the original
  • The London Bar is a door frame reinforcer and is designed to strengthen and reinforce a timber door frame
  • The London Bar is designed to fit over the rim lock staple (keep) of many different brands, shapes and sizes of rim lock
  • The London Bar staples will fit over rim lock or nightlatch lock staples that are the same size (or smaller) than the London Bar staple
  • Choose the correct London Bar staple size to fit over your fitted rim lock staple - Standard, Large, Extra Large or Ingersoll
  • The 'Universal' staple is available to fit over both a standard or large size rim lock staple
  • Check the available width of door frame and then choose the appropriate width of London Bar - 16 mm or 20mm
  • The available width of door frame may be minimal due to fitted architrave - if necessary, the architrave could be reduced in width
  • Choose the length of London Bar required - 24" (610mm), 72" (1830mm) or 78" (1980mm)
  • The two longer London Bars have the staple position at about two thirds of the overall length
  • The top or bottom of the London Bar can be cut to fit - with a hacksaw
  • The short (24" - 610mm) London Bar has the staple positioned in the middle of the bar
  • Choose the colour required, 78" (white or dark brown - 72" (white) - 24" (white, Dark brown or brasslux)


Code 2009: (Kickstop Universal London Bar)

The 'Universal' 30mm x 97mm large staple size can easily be 'altered' and 'reduced' to the 30mm x 70mm standard staple size - by using the two extra fixings

Code 9606: (Kickstop Standard London Bar)

Standard 70mm x 30mm staple



Universal Staple 

(The internal measurements of the 'D' shape staple are 30mm x 70mm to 97mm)

Large size staple that can easily be 'altered' to fit over a standard size staple of 30mm x 70mm by using the two supplied fixings to 'reduce' the size to 70mm - as shown

Standard Staple

(The internal measurements of the 'D' shape staple are 30mm x 70mm)

To fit over the staple of a smaller nightlatch

Large Staple

(The internal measurements of the 'D' shape staple are 30mm x 97mm)

To fit over the staple of a large size rim lock or nightlatch

Extra Large Staple

(The internal measurements of the 'D' shape staple are 40mm x 105mm)

To fit over the staple of larger size rim lock or nightlatch



 9612 & 9613 Ingersoll Staple - This is a left and right 'handed' 30mm x 70mm London Bar staple to fit over the Ingersoll SC71 rim lock.

The standard size staple has been modified with a small cut out to allow the springbolt of the lock to pass through.

The product code 9612 is for a 'left handed' fitting and the 9613 is for a 'right handed' fitting.

NB: From inside the property on an inward opening door - a 'right hand fitting' is where the lock is fitted on the left hand side.

 Ingersoll SC71 Nightlatch

This is the Ingersoll SC71 Nightlatch - for illustration purposes only


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