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Thread: Garage Door Break-in

  1. #1
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Garage Door Break-in

    A co-worker's daughter had her garage broke into. Apparently it was a case of them using a coat hanger to pull the emergency release on the garage door opener.

    This was the suggested remedy for securing the door in the future.

    Looks like HD carries them for $25, of course a determined thief will find another way, but thought it was a good solution.

    Of course baling wire works too, but not when you wife calls and says the garage door won't open.


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I have been removing the rope from the mechanism for the past several homes. True, one could coat-hanger the actual little lever but, it is more trouble than they expect and they go elsewhere; cost = $0. A stick with a screw-eye in the end hung inconspicuously to one side of the door track or the other is handy when the mechanism need to be unlatched. I also lock the track since I only open the garage door when cutting unusually long stock or loading sheet material; neither happens often. I mean its not like people keep a car in there or anything
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 01-12-2016 at 01:42 PM.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    I had to remove the rope on the garage door at our current home, not because of a break-in but because we had a cat that loved to get on top of the car and play with the rope! Sure was frustrating to hop in the car, hit the opener and have nothing happen!!!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
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