Door Locks / October 1, 2018 / Musette Narcisse
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.
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.
Based on a crime survey most burglars enter through unlocked windows or doors lock picking and lock bumping and they choose houses that have no deadbolts or secure locking systems. The deadbolt locking mechanism has been incorporated in keyless door locks so now there are combination door keyless deadbolts digital keyless deadbolts and other types of electronic keyless deadbolts such as those with fingerprint and remote control options. Here are some types of keyless deadbolt door locks that you can choose from: Schlage Electronic Pushbutton Deadbolt Keyless Lock You can store up to 19 four-digit codes with this lock which you can install on your front doors patio doors or garage doors. It has a motor drive and its battery lasts up to 3 years. It also features a keyway for emergency key use.