Updated April 17, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Strike Plates

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in March of 2020. Whether you're dealing with a residential or business space, it's important that every part of your door's locking mechanism is secure. We've listed a variety of sturdy strike plates to meet your specific measurements and needs. They include features such as extended lips, adjustable tabs, and extensive warranties to make sure you have the most durable security system possible. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Gator GSP-0

2. Defender Security U 10385

3. Decorlux 003

Editor's Notes

April 07, 2020:

When purchasing a strike plate that's meant for your deadbolt or door handle latch, it's important to take precise measurements of your door fixture. Some people had to return their purchase because it did not fit. However, if you have a wood chisel set, you can chip away at your door frame to make your model fit properly.

The Gator GSP-0 and Defender Security U 10385 are great options since they both have extensive warranties, are very durable, and are easy to install if your setup matches their measurements. They cost a bit more than some other options on this list, but they're worth the price if you want to ensure you have the most secure option possible.

The Decorlux 003 is a great solution if you're building or renovating a home or office space. It's a good bulk option since each plate ends up costing less than most single units and it comes with plenty of screws.

Be sure to wear the proper safety equipment when working with tools such as drills and chisels since splinters of wood or metal could get in your eyes and skin. Invest in safety goggles and gloves to help minimize safety hazards.

Special Honors

Prime-Line Strike and Keeper This 2 piece strike and keeper helps secure outer swinging doors and has a zinc alloy build with a chrome finish. It only fits a particular range of post sizes, so be sure to note your measurements before purchase. homedepot.com

4. Deltana 250

5. Tuff 3212

6. Defender Security Deadbolt Strike Plate

7. Deltana SPE250

8. Kwikset 3437

9. Belwith Products 1065

10. Deltana SP7


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 17, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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