Overhead door lock


Old 11-29-03, 09:40 AM
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Overhead door lock

I have an older garage door that has key/lock to open the overhead door. Is it possible to change that lock? I know there will be some wiring involved - which I'm ok with.
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Old 11-29-03, 10:41 AM
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Usually these use some type of keyed switch which can be replaced. A lockshop or security company should be able to order these if you cannot find them in stock but it does depend on the original lock and installation-hopefully yours is common.
Old 12-01-03, 06:48 PM
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If it is a momentary switch type control, you could replace it with a wireless relay - like the <a href="http://safewatchservice.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/61_33_110/products_id/439/imageload=yes">ITI Quik Bridge Receiver</a>. This type of system would allow you to use the ITI keychain remotes to open/close your garage doors.

If the system is a lock/unlock (or sustained) switch, you could actually use the same system - you would just have to use a different setup to make it work right.

You may not even need to replace the locks.

Good luck!

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