Installation Instructions

All our products are Easy-to-Install, but if you don't have the time or the tools, contact one of these professional installers.

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Tools required to install MR. GOODBAR® products:

Tape Measure Pencil 5/32' Drill Bit Robertson screw driver
Tape Measure
  Pencil
  5/32" Drill bit
 

Robertson screw driver
(square head)

Helpful hints to ensure trouble free installation:

Follow these tips to ensure trouble-free installation of your MR. GOODBAR® Security Bars:

  • Bars may be mounted either inside the window frame or on the surface of the window trim.
  • UNIVERSAL MOUNTING BRACKET is hinged to fit any mounting angle.
  • Bars may be mounted with lock on either left or right side.
  • The nylon plug on our hinged bars is for shipping purposes only and should be discarded and replaced with a padlock or our Keyless Quick Release locking system.
  • Small lead inserts are provided with your mounting hardware to make the screws tamper resistant. After the bars are installed, tamp the inserts into the screw heads. Place insert on clear tape, affix over the head of the screw and tap in with a hammer.
  • MR. GOODBAR® Security Bars using the Keyless Quick Release Locking System must be mounted no deeper than 1" from the wall surface.

Easy Steps to installing MR. GOODBAR

  1. Centre LEFT GUIDE RAIL on left side of window and mark position of screws. Pre-drill screw holes with a 5/32" bit. Attach LEFT GUIDE RAIL.
  2. Position RIGHT GUIDE RAIL on right side of window. Centre, mark position of screws, and pre-drill. (NOTE: for HINGED MODELS position RIGHT GUIDE RAIL plus LOCK END BRACKET)
  3. Slide GRILLE onto LEFT GUIDE RAIL.
  4. Slide RIGHT GUIDE RAIL onto GRILLE. (NOTE: for HINGED MODELS position RIGHT GUIDE RAIL plus LOCK END BRACKET)
  5. Secure RIGHT GUIDE RAIL to window frame.
  6. Centre GRILLE left to right. Use ADJUSTMENT SCREWS (on face) to ensure hinged models open smoothly.
  7. Ensure all screws are securely fastened and penetrate framing studs.

  8. Hammer LEAD INSERTS into screw heads.

Easy Steps to installing Mr. Goodbar Security Bars
Easy Steps to installing Mr. Goodbar Security Bars

Notes about emergency exits and security bars:

Typically, windows in sleeping rooms and in basements with habitable space are used as a secondary means of escape and should be secured with our Keyless Quick Release Locking System (sold separately). Consult your local building and fire codes or ask your local fire department to recommend secondary escapes.