Taking Security Seriously
If top priority is keeping your family, possessions and home safe, we’re right there with you.
We all worry about locking the front door but in reality, our Garage door may be the main access to our homes and protector of our most valued belongings; – it needs to be safe, reliable and secure.
Garages and garage doors are a favourite for burglars. Depending on the age of your garage door, it can be a weak link in the overall security of your home so it is important to understand the type of garage door you have and the vulnerabilities you need to be aware of.
Click on your type of door below to understand how you can make your home secure or contact Garador Auckland for more advice.
How Secure is Your Garage Door?
Unfortunately, tilt doors are one of the most vulnerable doors – the gap all around the door allows access to the locking system for those that know what they are doing. Tilt doors are generally weaker in their construction methods with limited bracing in order to keep weight down.
When automated, the bottom corners are not generally locked which gives burglars confidence that they can pry open the door.
Your best option is to replace your tilt door with a newer style of door that will not only increase security, but also improve weathertightness.
Roller doors are reasonably secure as they have guides down each side of the door holding it against the building – you should make sure that the guide fastenings are tight and the guide is not loose in any way.
A quality roller door will have a pick-resistant lock but make sure that the lock rods go right through the guides when the door is locked manually.
When an opener is fitted to a roller door, the manual lock is disabled and the opener holds the door closed. The door curtain should be securely ‘pinned’ at the top of the roll so that the door cannot be lifted up. check that it is not possible to push up the curtain enough t to slip under.
If you can lift the curtain, contact Garador Auckland to get your door serviced.
Sectional doors are the most secure doors available, they completely seal off the opening (when measured and installed correctly) so there is no way to access any internal locking systems. The folded steel panels of a sectional door are also very rigid and often there is added reinforcing across the back of the door.
The door is held securely against the building by the tracks but make sure all fixings are tight and the tracks are not loose in any way.
When an opener is attached, it holds the door closed by not allowing the door to be lifted up – you should test this on a regular basis.
Garage Door Opener Security
The age of your garage door opener has a huge bearing on how secure its coding system is. Early models had coding variations in the hundreds, but today most opener models feature rolling code combinations in the billions. If you think that is impressive, the latest release from Garador features a technology called TrioCode™128 with available codes numbering in the Trillions of Trillions.
TrioCode™128 uses the same 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) relied upon by banks, spy agencies and governments for keeping secret data safe. The AES system further fortifies our transmitters against increasingly sophisticated code grabbing devices used by criminals to gain access to the home or garage.
In addition, TrioCode™128 features new techniques (patent pending) which provide even further protection against possible attempts to replicate or copy the technology.
Concerned about Security?
Our vast knowledge and experience with a purpose built range of products will ensure your garage and home security is not let down by the garage door or opener.