Designed for security
These days a garage can be used for more than just parking your family car or precious sports car. It can be anything from a workshop full of machinery and tools, a gym complete with expensive exercise equipment, or it could double up as a garden shed packed with mowers and gardening equipment.
Whatever your garage is used for, and whether it’s attached or separated from your home, you can relax in the knowledge that your sectional Garage Door is designed to keep your possessions safe and secure.
If security concerns don’t already preoccupy your mind, luck may have been on your side up until now. After all, the police recorded 4.6 million crimes occurring in England and Wales in the year ending June 2016, a 7% increase on the previous year as recorded by the ONS, so preparation and security is key to avoid being a victim. Think about how easy it would be for an intruder to gain access to your possessions and in many cases your main house by entering through your garage, especially if your garage door is of an age where the only security locking is a tiny latch in the centre of the door at the top. These latches are mainly linked via a cable to a handle which if broken enables operation of the latch instantly and quietly. On garage doors with badly fitted timber frames it is also very easy to force the latch from outside, again quickly and quietly. Many older type garage doors whatever the type have very poor security if examined and present an easy target for would be intruders as a garage is not seen as quite so serious a challenge as the main house to them. Cheap and badly fitted electric operators do not offer any better security either, they need to be specified and installed correctly to a good, solid built door. Unfortunately, preparing for the worst doesn’t work in hindsight, so there’s no time like the present to ensure that all aspects of your life are properly protected and secured, including your garage door. But which type of garage door is the most secure?
Sectional garage doors are by far the most secure option for you garage. The thick insulated steel panels lock solidly in place when the door closes and with the addition of a motor it will resist any force applied to the door making it impossible to open without activation by the user. The mechanical design of the operator boom resists any external force applied in an attempt to open the door.
The door is pulled open and pushed close by a boom arm attached to a moving carriage on the motor rail. This system features a security fail safe locking mechanism which locks the carriage solid in the rail should any external force be applied to the door.
Unlike thinner single skin steel doors and roller garage doors a sectional garage door is virtually impenetrable to a would-be attacker. Heavy duty power tools (and a lot of noise and commotion!) would certainly be required to penetrate the door in order to gain entry inside.
For additional security a manual locking handle can also be applied upgrading the door to a dual locking system, the resistive force of the power motor supported by a physical bolt lock mechanism able to withstand immense force.
As a by-product of the sectional garage doors insulation sealing system the doors are also more secure than many alternative models. The door panels sit tighter in the frame providing an incredibly strong seal whilst the door is closed. This eliminates the possibility that any prying force could be applied to the outside edge of the panel in an attempt to lever the door out of its tracks.