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Quite often, preventing damage to your industrial garage door means preventing thieves and intruders from breaking in through the door. If your garage door repairs have been a little excessive this past year, you may want to consider some accessories that provide extra security and prevent your garage door from being damaged by thieves and intruders. The following three accessories will get you started.
Twin Twist Handles Set Far Apart
Some residential garage doors have these twist handles that you have to turn downward or upward before the door is released and you can lift it open. Industrial doors would require two for a manual lift, but if you install these twist handles on the door six feet apart or more, then two people will need to operate the handles in order to open the door. There is no way any one person could grab, twist, hold two twist handles on the door and then push up on the door when most humans cannot stretch their arm span greater than six feet. If these handles also auto-relock when let go just a little bit, breaking the locks would not be an effective way to open the door either.
Coded Keypad for the Opener
If you have a typical industrial door, it probably bypasses the manual opening mechanisms and uses a door opener. Many openers operate on certain frequencies, so thieves and intruders only have to find a remote with that frequency and they can open the door. Damages in these cases more often than not involves garage door frames being backed into by the thieves' truck(s). You can deter both the thefts and the damages by installing a coded keypad for the opener. The keypad is located outside the garage door on part of the frame, but is wired into the opener itself. If you pay top dollar for this type of opener, then you can get one that is also tamper-proof (cannot break the box or break into it) and will reject access after a certain number of attempts have been made to open the door.
Heavier, Reinforced Panels
Industrial garage door panels are typically made of aluminum or steel. The first metal makes them lighter in weight, while the second type makes them a little more durable. The problem is that thieves and intruders will dent and cut these doors trying to get in. You can reinforce the door panels by making them denser and heavier, and therefore less likely to be tampered with. Ask your garage door repair technician about the various products that can reinforce the door panels. Visit http://www.qualitygaragedoors.ca for more information.