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    i have an up and over style door on my garage but the lock was broken even before i moved in.

    i am looking to make the garage more secure as it is slowly filling up with quite valuable car parts now.

    anyone know of any security products other than the garage defender type locks?

    i had one of those and the key snapped in it meaning we had to force it out of the ground meaning thats not the best option!

    the garage is cast concrete sections so the best products would bolt into that rather than the floor.

    thanks guys

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    couple of pad locks with an alarm inside, and put a sign on door saying alarmed.

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    Dont try drilling the thick edge parts of the concrete garage panels.
    They have steel reinforcement and pieces will chip off.
    If you do want to drill into them, do so on the thin sections in the middle of the panels.
    Also if you add too much extra weight to the door, it will be difficult to lift, and may even come down by itself.
    The choice will largely depend on if you lock the door from the outside or the inside.

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    i can access the door from both sides if thats what you mean so the locks can go on either side tbh

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    Shotgun Alarms are quite cheap, the fire a blank 12 bore cartridge. Seriously loud and a fair bit of smoke too. I dont think anyone would hang around long after that being activated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rottertron View Post
    Shotgun Alarms are quite cheap, the fire a blank 12 bore cartridge. Seriously loud and a fair bit of smoke too. I dont think anyone would hang around long after that being activated.
    Including the owner

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    I put two bolts on the inside of the door going down into the concrete floor that i use when we are away. Electric opener locks it while home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Including the owner
    Funny you say that, ive set it off accidentally. For test purposes of course!

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    I've seen people put a hasp on the top or bottom of door, screwed to top frame or ground with the screws you can't undo and a security padlock on it.

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    bolting to the floor isnt ideal tbh as i am not sure how good the concrete base is.

    i guess i need to test the floor see if its up to holding anything.
    we managed to rip the garage defender out of the concrete hence my thinking its not brilliant.

    afaik its original and the house was built in 1935

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