Many situations and scenarios require you to lock the garage from the outside.
When you accidentally leave the remote control device inside, and you can’t access the garage, how can you secure the garage?
Luckily there are many methods to lock the garage manually.
When you’re stuck outside without any help, it’s best to keep these steps close to your heart if you are locked out.
Know how to manually lock the garage door from outside, so you don’t need to worry about the safety of your property.
Unwanted invasions can always start with unlocked garages, and many owners don’t expect this to happen.
Only if you have tried all the steps available and you still can’t lock the garage should you call us.
We are San Jose Garage Door Doctor, and we can help you with your garage issues.
We offer various services, including emergency garage door technicians, to help address the most urgent scenarios.
When you can’t open the garage after doing everything, you can consider this a situation requiring immediate attention.
Call us any time if you still can’t protect your garage before leaving.
Add a side lock to the frame
The first method is to add a side lock to both sides of the frame or as many as you want within the frame areas.
A side lock is a device consisting of a deadbolt, and some levers, which slides to the other side of the frame.
When the lock slides, a deadbolt runs across from the panel end to the other side of the frame, keeping the door in place.
You can install a side lock on the inside of the garage frame.
So, how can you lock the garage from outside if the side lock is inside?
There’s a separate device that you can use to help access the side lock from the outside, and you need to buy a side lock that includes the device in its package.
The device is a T-handle that allows you to pull the deadbolt across the other side from the outside.
Moreover, if you want to unlock and lock the garage from the outside, it’s best to add a lock cylinder to the package to make locking more accessible.
Add a heavy-duty ground lock
Another thing you can do is install ground locks on the garage threshold.
Imagine a padlock, but it’s strong enough to handle heavy door panels.
Many lock kits for ground or floor installations can help you lock the garage.
There are usually three parts to the heavy-duty ground lock.
You need to fix a base plate to the ground durably a lever that you need to install on the lower part of the bottom panel.
Unlike the side lock, you can install the ground lock outside the garage frame.
In this case, when you bring down the panels, all you need to do is secure the lock.
Add as many heavy-duty ground locks to the garage threshold so you can secure the garage doors to the frame from the outside.
Add a defender at the bottom
A defender is also called a stop bar.
There are two parts to a defender device for installation.
There’s the base plate that you need to install on the garage floor from the outside.
There’s no need to drill the base plate into the floor, so you can remove it easily later if you don’t want distractions to the garage floor or driveway.
The other part is the locking mechanism that you need to install on the lower part of the door panel.
When you close the garage, the locking mechanism latches or stops at the installed base plate.
One limitation to a defender is that defenders work best for single panel or single slab doors.
It’s maybe challenging to apply a defender to sectional panels.
Give our team a call to add devices that allow you to lock the garage from the outside
We are San Jose Garage Door Doctor, and we provide professional services around town.
We know how to manually lock the garage door from outside, so you can fully protect the garage using other devices.
Our team also offers garage door repairs for all types of damages, including these additional lock devices.
We can also provide garage door replacement services for lock devices that allow you to lock the garage from the outside.
All you need to do is give us a call!