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Need and Varieties in Garage Door Locks

Any individual who is looking to secure his home and valuable property needs to ensure that his garage is secured properly with garage door locks. Failing to protect the garage will allow the thieves to gain entry into the house and steal valuables. So it is very important to understand the involved risk when securing a home or concerned place. On the other hand it is very vital to choose the right kind of lock that suits your garage. Today the traditional type lock mechanism would fail to provide security as they can’t withstand against the breaking methods used by burglars. The overhead garage doors needs additional attention and it’s necessary to install bolts and padlocks when they are closed.

Generally the bolted overhead door can’t be opened from outside, so here one needs to find perfect combination of padlocks latch that would yield better results. Today there are numerous options available in garage door locks ranging from automatic to remote controlled. These keyless devices provide better safety and protect the house from burglars. It is very important that the customer checks his door, door openers, rollers, hinge & slide mechanism, tracks, handles and other parts before installing the door locks. One can find comprehensive information about locks for garage door by conducting online research before buying any type of lock. In case he is not able to get an ideal lock to suit his needs, then he can consult and take advice from reputed locksmith.

Now that we have established the need to install garage door locks let us look at their varieties by various manufacturers available in the market. One of the best known locks is ‘National Hardware Deadbolt V7651 door lock’. This aluminum made deadbolt rim lock is mounted on a lock cylinder from the outside, while the body lock is installed inside so as to engage with rectangular notch in the garage lock assembly. This one comes with two keys, one for the outside cylinder and the other one from inside at the centre handle that can be turned with your hand.

Stanley Hardware Aluminum deadbolt lock & key cylinder 730860: This is another type of garage door lock that is equipped with bolting hubs. The outward key cylinder is made of solid brass and remaining mounting hardware including fasteners, plats and cylinder rings are built from metals to provide better safety.

Masterlock 475D Hasplock: These types of garage door locks ensures maximum protection with tumbler security. Other than garage door it can be used to secure equipment sheds, tool shed, cabins, recreation vehicles, warehouses, trucks and washrooms. The lock has hardened steel hasps. They are laminated on steel padlock which is attached to the slide bolt.The proportion of and wrought hasp is about 4 ½ inch. Hence this lock can’t be stolen, misplaced or lost. This lock is easy to install on garage doors opening right or left and the lock has a pointed design with turned ends that conceal the screws. This rust resistant lock has pin-less hinges and erasable serial number for extra protection. The lock assembly is accompanied by brass keys (2) and seven cadmium coated screws available for 11.50 $.