How secure are electric garage doors?

The security of your electric garage door depends on the make and model of the door chosen, with some models reducing the security of the door over a manually operated one.

An electrically operated door relies on the locking mechanism to being engaged to secure the door. Unfortunately, for some budget electrical doors, the locking mechanism can be disengaged easily.

Electrical garage doors that offer physical, mechanical locking, even in a power failure, offer much greater security.

You can add an electrical operating unit to your existing garage door, giving you the option to manually open the door or open it at the press of a button.  For this to happen, the garage door must be in perfect working order and fitted correctly.

When purchasing any automated garage door, ensure it complies with the European safety standard BS EN 13241-1 and should be CE marked.