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Garage Security

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by pjgtech, May 31, 2021.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    After a bit of advice / opinions please...
    I am hopefully moving house very soon, and will now have an integral garage, connected, but to the side of the house, with an up and over garage door.

    There is an internal door in the garage, giving access to the main house via the utility room, but this already has a decent door / frame and has good locks, so not worried about that aspect. I will also be installing a decent alarm system generally which will have a movement sensor and door sensor in the garage.

    It is the up and over that I want to beef up, at present there is just the generic garage door lock, nothing else. What sort of security do peeps recommend for the up and over?

    I am aware they can be forced up, bent, cut through, etc, and I know that if a Scrote is determined to get in, then they probably will, so I'm just trying to make it harder for them and a less attractive option for the "opportunist" burglar.

    I would prefer discrete security, don't want to advertise that there may be valuables inside.

    So far I have looked at the side bolt option and the floor bolt option, but what do other people also recommend?

    Cheers
     
  2. Meal Dot

    Meal Dot I am a savage

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    Local scum tried to get into my garage a while ago, up and over door like yours I guess. They didn't get in but had peeled up one corner. My garage has a side door in the garden and a side gate prevents entry. My solution was to weld sliding bolts to all 4 corners of the door inside which engage with rawl-bolted receivers on the wall (Not the door frame). No trouble since and easy to open from inside.
     
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  3. phil.m

    phil.m Donator

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    I fitted one of these to the floor outside my last house.
    It was never tested so I don't know how well it would have stood up to a determined scroat.

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    I welded a couple of bits of plate cut into triangle shapes to beef it up a little. It also covered the side of the lock a little.

    These are really cheap now as there is a newer design on the market.

    https://www.diy.com/departments/skip20a-squire-garage-defender-padlock/27700_BQ.prd
     
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  4. scooby1

    scooby1 Very Active

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    I think some additional locks on the garage door will do the trick as the locks on these garage door are not very good.
    The garage defenders are ok IF you have a good concrete base to fit in to the ground well, i have paving and i found that it did not work the best.
     
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  5. jaisalmere

    jaisalmere Ladies like my Long Covid………

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    All the physical hardware is good, i like the psychological stuff, a PIR light shining on the garage and cameras weather dummy or not, scrotes don’t like cameras or being illuminated, security is all about making breaking in ,”inconvenient “ to the scrote in question so that they try next door because it’s easier.
     
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  6. Tinkicker

    Tinkicker Engaging Member

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    You could always fit some internal brackets to fit round this on the inside of your door, nice and discrete. If they did get in, you can chain your most valuable items to it.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363251037899


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  7. Alanw

    Alanw Busy Member

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    Inside my door I have a track like a shallow “u” on its side in which a wheel runs down each wall at the top.I put a small “g” clamp behind each wheel making it impossible to lift the door even if the lock is opened.Obviously I have another door in the house.
     
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  8. zippy1

    zippy1 Donator

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    I recommend 1 of these...

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    nellseyboy Engaging Member

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    Put this on my integral garage door. As I too have a side door there is no need for me to initially access though the front of the garage door
    Sorry but could not rotate it.
    There are good quality side locks available if front access is required.

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  10. proteus

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    All these suggestions are valid, scrotes don’t like noise or light, you have to make it easier for them to rob a neighbour,I work in the industrial door enviroment, the worst invention as far as security is involved is the cordless angle grinder……Bring back “ Transportation”. Plenty of room in Oz………
     
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  11. rich79

    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    You moving far?
     
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    £600


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  13. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Great Easthall, North Kent. :up:
     
  14. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Depending on the type of door & not just for you but anyone with an 'up & over' door with a top sprung catch this is a simple but imo effective deterrent.
    A hole drilled through the 'sprung' catch as in the pic .. hth .. t

    ps I have also removed the outside handle & cable connections.

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  15. Ragnar Hairybreeks

    Ragnar Hairybreeks Check out my leather balm on Members Manufactured Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Trite answer I know.
    But 098B23F7-F89B-4463-B968-1C01C3F26B78.jpeg

    Looks like butter wouldn’t melt, but you better be a friend.
     
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  16. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Yep, like the dog idea, we are seriously considering a dog when we move, more time, nice area to walk the dog, etc.
    :thumb:
     
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