How to Lock a Garage

When leaving home you want to make sure you have secured all of your doors, including the garage door.

Keep intruders from stealing your valuables by locking the garage door.Keep intruders from stealing your valuables by locking the garage door.
Most automatic garage doors may close the garage at the push of a button, but thieves are crafty and can get into a garage in seconds. You will need to deadbolt your garage to keep it secure. Locking a garage door can be accomplished in seconds giving you peace of mind as you leave your home.

Stand on the outside of the garage and either push the automatic garage door button to close or pull the garage door down.

Insert the garage door key into the garage door deadbolt lock and turn to the right to lock the garage.

Pull up on the garage door to ensure it is locked.

Turn on your security system, if you have one, for added security.

Things You Will Need

  • Garage door key

Tips

  • If you want to update the locks on your garage door, you may want to consider electronic locks or keyless entry locks which cannot be picked. These devices can be expensive, but are worth it if you can afford them.
  • If you plan to purchase and install a deadbolt on your garage door you may want to stay away from the spring bolt type locks because the spring bolts can be easily opened with slight pressure on the cylinder.

About the Author

Julie Duncan has worked in the legal profession for over 15 years as a paralegal, owner of a court reporting business and now a law graduate. She was also recognized for her research and writing by the South Carolina Political Science Association in 2006.