REPLACEMENT GARAGE DOORS
REPAIRING YOUR DOOR
When we install alarms in our home, often we may not even consider the garage door opening as an entry route for an intruder.
How easy is it to break into your garage and gain access to your valuables or home?
The security of your garage door is very important, especially if the garage has an access door into your home or the more secure areas of your property.
Here's a few considerations to help you conduct your own risk assessment or Garage door Security
Hormann products are rigerously tested and have passed Police Security Standards for locking mechanisms when fitted with an electric operator.
Older and cheaper models of garage door and operator can leave you vulnerable and badly fitted installations don't always bring the security you may have hoped for.
We've been called in many emergencies to secure damaged garage doors after forced entry. Once, a car was stolen to gain access! The net result is emotional and financial cost that can be avoided by considering where you are vulnerable.
1. How easy is it to gain access to your garage - are the windows secure?
2. What is the condition of your garage door lock and fixings? (Note some older garage doors lock via a cable to a small catch from the handle which if broken allows immediate access)
3. Does your door remain locked only by the locking mechanism or do you have an electric operator or 4 point locking?
4. How secure is your timber frame? Inferior installations leave you vulnerable, rotting timber or gaps give intruders the opportunity for forced entry.
5. Do you have any internal/external entry doors, if so, are they wired to a contact alarm and secured by 5 point lever locking mechanisms?
6. Are your valuables secured within the garage with relevant high quality locking systems.
7. Make sure no keys are stored in or around your garage leading into your home