Door Locks / October 1, 2018 / Musette Narcisse.
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.
Garage Locks with Recessed Handles Recessed handles are absent in some locks designed for garage doors. These kinds of handles display a lock which works to release the handle upon rotation. These produce more protection over common garage door handles that could be opened forcefully by burglars. Door locks that have recessed handles makes the garage door to be forced upon with a crowbar by intruders. Garage Lock Bars The devices already stated are suitable for garages which do not have vital items to keep. Nonetheless if you have pricey things such as a vintage car and you keep them in your garage spending the extra money on a more secure lock is definitely worth the investment.
If you are still looking for the best garage door locks to secure your garage here are some advice and information gathered from law enforcement and security systems personnel. Choosing Door Locks Replace standard door locks that usually come with garage doors as they are not resistant to picking hammering and other attacks. For overhead doors that roll up or tilt up secure them with bolts or padlocks that are installed in the center of the tracks one-fourth of an inch above the roller when the door is closed. You can also choose a padlock and bolt combination and extend the bolt into the metal sleeve and have it recessed into the driveway by about two or three inches.
In conditions like these it is not best to use common garage door locks simply because they are not secure enough to secure the items of a higher value. A good garage door bar produced by PJB or Bulldog would be the ideal choice for this case. A metal bar called the garage defender is used by screwing the bar into the ground for sealing the garages door. You can use such locking bars to protect the door of your garage by yourself; these are excellent additions to your existing garage locks. As you have a garage with two security solutions burglars will need to cut two safety devices as oppose to one making it much more difficult to enter.