High Security Garage Doors

High Security Garage Doors


High Security Garage Doors


Think about how easy it would be for an intruder to gain access to your possessions and in many cases your main house by entering through your garage, especially if your garage door is of an age where the only security locking is a tiny latch in the centre of the door at the top. These latches are mainly linked via a cable to a handle which if broken enables operation of the latch instantly and quietly. On garage doors with badly fitted timber frames it is also very easy to force the latch from outside, again quickly and quietly. Many older type garage doors whatever the type have very poor security if examined and present an easy target for would be intruders as a garage is not seen as quite so serious a challenge as the main house to them. Cheap and badly fitted electric operators do not offer any better security either, they need to be specified and installed correctly to a good, solid built door.

High Security Garage Doors

High security garage door of nearly all types do now at least come with a euro profile cylinder locking system as standard and use locking rods rather than cables. Any descent one piece up and over will have a minimum of 2 locking points internally quite often with the option of 4 point locking at a small extra charge. Funky Doors and Ryterna offer this option. But do remember - the locking on a garage door can only be as effective as the overall strength of the door panel itself and the fixing sub frame it operates within. If the door panel is flimsy it can be bent easily and the locks forced and the likewise for the sub frame whether it be timber or steel it must be fitted square and with the right fixings to prevent forcing.