Door Locks / October 9, 2018 / Jacquenett Chicoine
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.
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.
With keypad door locks you do not have to worry about this happening since there are of course no keys to be lost. In case there is suspicion that the unlock code is compromised changing the locks is not necessary as one need only change the pin code. For working parents who may not be at home by the time their children get back from school a keypad door lock would be ideal. There would be no need for hiding copies of the door keys under mats or pots so the kids can retrieve them and open the door. Having copies of the keys hidden around the compound is a security risk as an intruder only needs to watch your movements a number of times to know where the key is normally hidden. You can avoid such risk through an electronic door lock as you need only advise all family members of the door combination or you can program the lock to accept biometric identification for each person in the family.