Re: Securing a Garage Door?3
Mar 07, 2016 3:23 pm
Thanks, was thinking the same but I may just go with a couple of long shank padlocks through the holes in the rails.
But as you say - critical to remove before repowering the door - may have to put a note to myslef on the switch
Re: Securing a Garage Door?4
Mar 07, 2016 4:43 pm
i believe there is an electronic lock solenoid option
that is wired into roller door circuitry
when motor is operating solenoid is retracted from locking door
when motor is not operating solenoid locks door in closed position
Re: Securing a Garage Door?6
May 22, 2016 5:49 pm
Using the motor to secure the door isn't a good idea, because the manual release (in case of emergency) allows the door to be pulled up manually by disengaging the motor mechanism completely.
Two folding latches secured into the concrete and attached to the bottom of the door is best. Disengage the motor mechanism every time you lock bolts, and you'll never stuff anything up.
Re: Securing a Garage Door?7
May 30, 2016 11:10 pm
I agree with cili. Manual release may take away all the security if someone knows how to disengage the motor mechanism. Thus, there is a risk in implementing that. However, the idea of concrete may work well.
Re: Securing a Garage Door?8
Jun 03, 2016 5:52 pm
hi i am discussing the tips to prevent breakage
1) do not leave the garrage door remote in your vehicle.
2) Invest in a keychain remote opener – Stop using that remote you clip to your visor and get a keychain remote opener that you can leave on your keys.
3) Secure your garage door emergency release
4) Keep it locked – Put a deadbolt on the door between your house and garage;
5) Make sure the door from your garage into your house is as secure as your front door
6) Install a wide-angle peephole in the door between your house and your garage – You’ll at least be able to see what’s going on if you hear a strange noise; rather than opening the door to find out.
7) Frost or cover your garage windows – Don’t do thieves any favors by enabling them to see when your vehicle is gone, a better idea would be to replace the door with one that lacks windows.
Padlock the throw latch on your garage door when you’re out of town – If you don’t have a manual lock on your garage door, you can use a c-clamp tightened down on each side of the door track to effectively “lock” down the door. It’s similar to those small window track locks you can buy for your home interior windows.
10) Don’t neglect maintenance on the mechanical parts of your roll-up garage door and keep an eye out for corrosion. Don’t forget the door from your garage to your house; check the frame, locks, hinges and any replaceable items.
if you keep this things in mind you really need not worry
and set the home location on your gps to a landmark near your home, so if someone finds your keys they can try nearby cars until it unlocks, then use your gps to drive to your house with your front door key