Automatic garage doors are very convenient, but they can also be a weak link in the garage security. Garage door openers are armed with an emergency release lever, which has got a cord which mostly hangs down. This is largely unnoticed till some power is lost and the opening the garage door gets difficult. By pulling the lever down, the door can be raised manually.
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Below are mentioned some ideas, which if applied will be very beneficial for garage safety.
- Disable the emergency release lever
In many cases, this is the best way to keep trespassers away from using the coat hanger kind of trick to get into the house. By, this we also mean that even you won’t be able to get in.
- Take out the cord
The rope which accompanies the emergency release lever is short of a minor convenience when you need to lower the lever. It is also easy to catch hold of from the outside by a cloth hanger.
- The release lever should be locked
Plastic cable can be used to tie garage door openers. The lever comes with a hole along with some carriage assemblies. The basic idea is to make it very difficult for a fragile coat hanger to be able to pull down the lever, and also allow to either break or remove the simple lock from the garage.