Garage door locks are an integral part of your home’s security. Some burglars break into your home by going through the garage. If you’ve never considered the type of lock on your garage door, then the odds are your garage door lock isn’t that secure. It can probably be easily broken by criminals. If you want a more secure lock for your garage door to protect your home, you should install one of these locks:
Three Types of Garage Door Locks You Might Consider
An electronically-operated lock functions based on your fingerprint activation. Obviously, very few criminals are going to be able to break into your garage when it requires your fingerprint. They might not even think it’s worth the hassle because your home would be a difficult or impossible target. Electronically-operated garage door locks can be programmed to accept more than one fingerprint, so any member of your family can open the garage door as needed. This type of garage door look may not be practical for most people, especially if you like the comfort and convenience of opening your garage door from inside your car as you drive into your driveway. So let’s examine two other types of garage door locks…
Garage Door Deadbolts
If an electronically-operated lock doesn’t fit within your budget, you could use garage door deadbolts. This type of lock comes in two general styles: single cylinder and double cylinder. The single cylinder deadbolt lock is operated with a knob from the inside and requires a key from the outside. A double cylinder deadbolt lock, on the other hand, requires a key from both sides of the door. Deadbolt garage door locks are difficult for criminals to break through, so this is a good option for your home.
Keyless Digital Locks
Similar to the electronically-operated lock, keyless digital garage door locks are is a higher tech type of lock. They operate using a digital keypad. You enter a digital code into the keypad to gain access. A keyless digital lock is more difficult to break into than your average garage door lock. An additional benefit of keyless digital locks is most manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty for damage caused by intruders. Therefore, if by some oddball chance someone still broke into your garage, the warranty will cover damages.
It’s important to look at what type of lock your garage door has because many of the locks that come with the garage are not very secure. You can contact a local locksmith like Coastal Contract Hardware to determine what type of garage door locks you have if you’re unsure of how to tell. From there, you can consider your options in garage door locks. Three of the most secure garage door locks are electronically-operated locks, deadbolts, and digital locks.
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