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.

Deadbolt Locks

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.

Electronic Locks

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.

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