Gaplock FAQ

What is Gaplock GDO?

Gaplock GDO is the automated lock for automated garage doors

Why do automated garage doors need automated locks?

When consumers secure their home’s automated garage door with a manually operated lock (slide bar, padlocked hasp, etc.), as many often do, this:

Interferes with and diminishes convenience (door must be manually unlocked before it is opened and manually locked after it is closed); and

Frequently results in costly damage to the door and/or opener (when the opener is activated while the door is still locked)

How does Gaplock GDO provide automated garage door users with convenience and security?

Mounted inside the garage, Gaplock GDO works with the garage door opener to automatically lock your home’s garage door every time it is closed and unlock it when it is opened. Gaplock GDO enables users of automated garage doors to have convenience and security, so they no longer have to sacrifice one for the other

Is Gaplock GDO unique in terms of the benefits it provides?

Yes, Gaplock GDO has set a new standard for securing automated garage doors by providing the following unique benefits and features:

Automatically locking an automated residential sectional roll-up garage door every time it is closed and automatically unlocking it when it is opened

Plug-n-play integration with AC–motor equipped garage door openers (GDOs)

Operates with existing GDO controls

Manual release capabilities provided

Mounts to garage door track inside garage, on either side of door

Requires 2” of clearance between door track and first obstruction, such as a wall or cabinet

Designed to mount inside the garage to avoid being visible from outside the garage and therefore vulnerable to tampering

Replaces and renders obsolete all other locks frequently used to secure an automated garage door, such as the manually operated slide bar

Provides consumers peace-of-mind assurance that the largest and most commonly used door into their home is automatically locked every time it is closed

How adaptable is Gaplock GDO to different types of openers and doors?

Gaplock GDO is used to secure an automated sectional roll-up garage door with an AC-motor equipped GDO – Not applicable with DC-motor equipped GDOs

Can I still utilize my existing garage door opener controls?

Yes, Gaplock GDO is operated by the existing garage door opener controls

How long does it take to install Gaplock GDO?

The time required for a professional to install Gaplock GDO is typically less than 15 minutes

Who should install Gaplock GDO?

It is recommended that a professional install Gaplock GDO – however, people with basic skills and tools should be able to install Gaplock GDO

Can Gaplock be manually released in the event of a power outage?

Yes, Gaplock is equipped with a manual release lever

What is Gaplock made of?

Gaplock is constructed of heavy duty steel

Will Gaplock withstand a forcible entry attempt?

Gaplock will generally withstand more force than the door it’s securing

Will adverse climate conditions affect Gaplock?

Extreme climate conditions have shown no affect on the ability of Gaplock to operate.