Some garage doors, particularly the up and over type have proven to be very insecure and relatively easy to force open by criminals. Sometimes would be thieves only have to apply bodily pressure to force the door open, at other times they may use a small bar or similar implement to prise open the locking point. It is therefore advisable to fit additional security to these doors but what are the options?
- Bolts or hasp and staple with padlocks to the top or bottom corners of the door. These can be fitted either externally or internally.
- A T Bar type lock secured to the ground externally
- Stand alone alarms can also be used in garages. Most modern alarms are now wireless and as a result can be fitted very quickly with minimum fuss. A CCTV system is another option. Modern CCTV systems record in HD and can be controlled via your smartphone.
- If your garage gives access to your house, it is also worth considering fitting additional locks to the top and bottom of the adjoining door.
Milton Keynes based Errington Locksmiths have over 18 years experience in the security industry and our friendly, efficient, uniformed, police checked MK locksmiths would be happy to discuss all the available options with you. We offer a FREE security survey so if you would like to check how secure your garage is please contact us.