Do I Need a Lock on My Garage Door?
If you are concerned about home security, you may be wondering about the safety of your garage door. You may have even heard horror stories about burglars or other unwanted visitors simply lifting garage doors in order to enter a house. However, you can rest knowing that an added lock on your garage door is most likely unnecessary.
In the early days of garage door openers, a user could walk up and down a street, opening nearly every garage door that he or she passed with one remote. Today, however, safeguards are in place. When an electric garage door opener is properly installed on your garage door, a lock is not needed. In fact, these electric openers already act as a lock for your door, preventing intruders from being able to lift the door from the outside.
Modern automatic openers now feature rolling-code technology, a sophisticated system in which your opener transmits a brand-new security code each time it is pressed. With more than 100 billion different code possibilities, the chance that even the most advanced intruder would be able to hijack your code is basically nothing.
With this peace of mind, it is just as important to understand that most garage door installers, ourselves included, will warn you against adding a lock to your door if you have an electric opener. If you place a lock on your door and someone tries to open it with the opener, your garage door will be heavily damaged.
Of course, if you do not have an automatic garage door opener, adding a lock is a good idea for the safety and security of your home. You can purchase an approved type of lock from us. However, today, most garage doors are installed with an electric opener for your convenience, and you will want to avoid the unnecessary lock addition.