Door Locks / October 3, 2018 / Avelaine Lapierre
Another Door Bolts The last method for securing your garage by utilizing garage door locks is to have additional bolts attached to the door. With this crooks cannot effortlessly go into the garage as they will have to go through many breaking points. Garage owners often choose this option over a locking bar simply because more bolts can be attached to similar door handle of a garage. With this opening the lock can be made quicker and simpler. Meanwhile a door bar should be eliminated separately and put away when the garage is being used. Clearly this is not a solution for senior citizens with mobility difficulties.
Now that we have established the need to install garage door locks let us look at their varieties by various manufacturers available in the market. One of the best known locks is National Hardware Deadbolt V7651 door lock. This aluminum made deadbolt rim lock is mounted on a lock cylinder from the outside while the body lock is installed inside so as to engage with rectangular notch in the garage lock assembly. This one comes with two keys one for the outside cylinder and the other one from inside at the centre handle that can be turned with your hand. Stanley Hardware Aluminum deadbolt lock & key cylinder 730860: This is another type of garage door lock that is equipped with bolting hubs. The outward key cylinder is made of solid brass and remaining mounting hardware including fasteners plats and cylinder rings are built from metals to provide better safety.
If you choose a padlock and latch combination make sure the hasp is correctly installed and that the screws are not exposed. Choose a lock able to work with your existing automatic door closer remote control device and alarm systems. For safety purposes make sure that your automatic closers have safety mechanisms that enable them to reverse and stop if they are obstructed. Before installing door locks make sure that the garage door hinge mechanisms rollers tracks are working properly. See to it also that your door handles lever pulls and bells are installed correctly not only for aesthetics purposes but for convenience.