Garage doors are an entry point for thieves. The Garage Door Emergency Release is vulnerable to outside access. Takes 6 seconds to slide the hooked end of a straightened coat hanger between the header and top section of the door. The intruder then hooks the emergency release lever, or cord attached to it, and disengages the garage door from the opener with a slight tug. From there, the garage door can be manually opened, yielding an easy passageway to a vulnerable home. Garage Door Guard DawgTM stops unwanted garage door access with emergency release protection.
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There are many online videos and websites providing instructions about how to secure the automatic garage door emergency release mechanism cheaply and easily with nylon zip ties. Zip ties are a simple solution, but NOT the best solution. Zip ties used to interfere with the emergency release function is a violation of Federal Regulations and UL Code 325. Also, Zip Ties can void most forms of home owner's insurance coverage on any accidents associated.