Garage Door Lock Types
You might be wondering why we are even talking about garage door locks when your garage door opener automatically locks your garage door. Well, since so many people use their garage for different purposes, it only makes sense that you would address the security of your garage. They may choose to use their garage to store expensive equipment, use it as a home gym, office or play area. Whatever they use their garage for; they may have valuables that they do not want stolen. Another thing to consider is that your garage may be attached to your home and lead directly into your home. If someone were able to break into your garage, they could also gain access into your home. Having a lock on your door will give you the peace-of-mind that you need in knowing that you and your valuables are all safe. If you have a garage that is not attached to your home, this is all the more reason to have a lock on it. It is much easier for an intruder to go unnoticed while they are taking the necessary time to figure out how to get inside your garage. This is all that they need is time and the opportunity. Don’t let them get the things that you have worked so hard to get by neglecting the need to improve your garage security with locks.
We have highlighted some locks that we feel will work best for your garage doors.
Side Bolt Locks
This is one of the more popular locks used on garage doors. It is installed on the inside of the door. An intruder will not be able to break it because chances are they won’t even be able to access it. There is a receiving slot where a bolt is inserted. It is then put on a track. The lock will not be able to secure the door if the bolt is not placed in the slot correctly. This type of lock prevents anyone from gaining access from the outside. This type of lock affords homeowners maximum security.
A deadbolt lock might be the only lock you are familiar with and this would be for good reason, its effective. The deadbolt lock is usually used on the entryway of doors. Our East Cobb locksmith at Locksmith East Cobb can use a single cylinder deadbolt lock or a double cylinder. The difference is that with the single deadbolt there is only one key needed to unlock it. The double cylinder deadbolt has a keyhole on both sides and a key is required to unlock both sides of the lock. This means that if you are unable to locate one of the keys, the door will not lock. While this is definitely an effective lock, it can be problematic during an emergency. Intruders feel defenseless when there are deadbolt locks installed.
This type of lock uses personal characteristics to identify the person attempting to gain access. Your electronic lock might use something like your fingerprint to identify you or whomever you wish to have access. Several people can be programmed to use your electronic lock. Although it is a little on the expensive side, it is extremely effective against intrusion. If the person who is trying to break in is not recognized by the system, the lock will not disengage. It is really just that simple. The homeowner may elect to use a code that they then provide to everyone in their household. The code can be changed when needed and multiple codes can be distributed. Perhaps you have houseguest and you want to give them access into your home. Once they leave, you can make their code inoperable. You will have to use the services of a reputable locksmith in order to install this type of lock to ensure they will not use the codes to gain access into your garage.
Digital Keyless Locks
This works in the same manner as the electronic locks mentioned above. Usually a keypad is installed and a code is programmed to identify the persons attempting to gain entry. If the incorrect code is entered, the door will not open. It is an effective method of securing your door because most intruders are incapable of compromising digital locks. It would take them a long time to figure it out and even then, they likely will not be able to get inside due to the mechanisms used to design this type of lock.
No matter what type of lock you have, we cannot stress the importance of making sure that a reliable and reputable locksmith installs the lock. When you contact Locksmith East Cobb, we’ll send a well-qualified and trained locksmith to assist you with your service needs. We encourage you to make sure the person who comes to install your garage door lock is the person the service provider said they were sending. This would require you to make sure they show you some type of identification and that you confirm that this is the person that the service provider said they would be sending. You can never be safe when it comes to your home security.
Many homeowner never consider the fact that their garage door is a good way for intruders to gain access inside their homes until it actually occurs. We are here to tell you that you can avoid this from occurring with a little forethought. Don’t allow anyone to disturb your peace and the peace of your household, if you can help it. There are additional types of locks that can be used to secure your garage door, such as interior locks. You should consider using a deadbolt on the door that leads from your garage into your home. This is, again, the most secure type of lock on the market and it has proven effective against intrusion. Don’t wait until it happens to you, act now by calling your local locksmith to install your garage door lock.