UP-and-over garage doors aren't exactly high-security. I’m rectifying that with this Garage Defender from PJB.
I chose it because I was impressed with their massive Untouchable chain.
I haven’t fitted it yet but it looks straightforward. Two expandable raw bolts secure a steel plate to the concrete base of the garage. The ‘Defender unit’ – that thing with the big black metal bar on it – is secured to the plate with a padlock. It’s a bit like a hasp and staple lock except the hasp (or Defender unit) isn’t hinged and comes right off.
In place, it obviously creates a considerable obstruction to opening the door.
The bolt heads can’t be accessed because one is under that disc-shaped silver padlock and the other behind the garage door.
The locking pin on the under-side of the padlock is also inaccessible.
So hopefully it should improve the garage security situation by several hundred percent.
I suppose my only slight reservation about locks like this is they act a bit like a sign saying ‘Valuable stuff in here.’
But I’d rather take precautions than not.
It’s got a ‘domestic security’ Bronze rating from Sold Secure and costs £63 for the lot.
I’ll write a fuller review after I’ve used it for a while.
Product: PJB ‘Garage Defender Master and padlock