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Select IN or OUT - depending on the direction of the swing of your door!

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Help prevent wandering with an Easy-to-Install confounding door lock with optional key for additional security!
Price: $29.95

Product Code: 0248

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Confounding Door Lock - Wandering Prevention

Our ingenious and strong Alzheimer’s door lock has an optional key and does not look like a lock. It opens by sliding the inner tab to disengage the locking mechanism. The optional key can be used to reveal the locking mechanism as a second layer of security. Caregivers can unlock the confounding door lock easily, but persons with dementia (who does not know the trick) can try for hours with no success.

This Alzheimer’s safety device works on doors that swing inward and outward. It's easy to install for any handy person, requiring only a few screws (provided) or it can be installed with super strong 3M VHB adhesive strips (provided). It can be installed on a wood or a metal frame.

Not recommended for use on exit doors - for safety reasons. Lock access only from inside.

Recommendation: When using this lock to deny access for people with dementia, locate the Confounding Door Lock either exceptionally high or exceptionally low - where one would not expect to find a lock. The combination of an unusual appearance and unusual location will aid in disguising the device. The optional key can also be used and is inserted into the lock to have a second layer of safety.

Door Swings IN
- Typically a front or exterior door, staircase door or closet door that you have to pull towards you

Door Swings OUT - Typically a bedroom or bathroom door that you need to push to open


Learn How to Install the IN-SWING Door Lock!
Learn How to Install the OUT-SWING Door Lock!

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 15 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

5 of 5 Security for my wife April 14, 2021
Reviewer: Bruce E. Kahn from Chevy Chase, MD United States  
I found the written installation instructions confusing as well as the video online.  However, with only a few parts I was able to figure it all out.  The lock is excellent!  It plus the STOP sign have stopped my wife's wandering for now.  Hope the effect is lasting.  Very happy with both products.

4 of 5 Great solution March 22, 2021
Reviewer: LindsayOV from Orangevale, CA United States  
The lock is great. My only complaint is that you cannot buy extra keys. Even though they say only use on interior doors, we installed it on an exterior one and it works perfectly to prevent the. Instant open and closing of doors.

5 of 5 Excellent lock March 10, 2021
Reviewer: Jon Chater from Apopka, FL United States  
We searched so long for a long that would fit our door from the lanei that swings out.
This lock is perfect and so easy to install. Depending on the door you may need two for high and low, but I would definitely recommend it.

5 of 5 I love the lock and feel more secure and relaxed February 5, 2021
Reviewer: Linda Roberts from , Fresno CA  

5 of 5 December 21, 2020
Reviewer: RONALD KIRCHNER from Grand Haven, MI United States  
relatively unobtrusive, easy to install and effective

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