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Garage Door Lock

ELockSys Garage Door Lock on Shark Tank

Dead Bolt for Garage Door - Episode 523 - 3/21/2014
 
 I'm not sure this is a wise decision, but it looks like millions of people are going to learn how easy it is to break into Automatic Garage Door's on the next Shark Tank Show. I honestly never knew you can easily bypass the entire lock system in a matter of seconds using nothing but a coat hanger. I suppose that's good knowledge to know in case you ever get locked out of the house, but not so good when it comes to this false sense of security millions of people are vulnerable to. Fortunately it looks like Bryan White, the inventor of the ELockSys, has invented a Radio Controlled Dead Bolt Lock System guaranteed to keep you safe.

The E-LockSys has actually been around over 14 years with the trademark issued in 2005 for "Radio Frequency Controlled Locks". Interesting that this new Shark Tank product is already available at Sears Stores offline, and available on Amazon to have the ELockSys delivered to your door. One of the feature's I really like about this garage door lock is it makes your Automatic Door "Smart". If for any reason you forget to close the Garage Door whether coming or going, the ELockSys will take over and automatically close and lock itself back up.


E-Lock System before Shark Tank Update

It looks like Bryan received some great publicity from KUSI News, in San Diego, CA. back in 2010, but no publicity to speak of since then as far as I can tell. One of the things almost all Shark Tank Contestants have in common is a presence on social network sites like FaceBook, Twitter and Google+, which ELockSys doesn't seem to be promoting this product's benefits in any of them. Maybe, just maybe Byran will read this before his appearance on the Shark Tank, and at least get a few of those valuable links up, which will certainly pay huge dividend's just next weekend alone.

As far as the E Lock System getting a deal on the Shark Tank, we'll considering this episode was filmed last year, I would assume any Shark that invested in this Garage Door Lock, would have already addressed the social network issue, as they do with all their Shark Tank Investments. Who knows, I might be completely wrong about this one, and White might score a huge deal with the Sharks, especially since this product is already available at Sears.

ELockSys Website
 

28 comments :

  1. I have an electric garage door opener and my door is locked on a chain drive that only can be disengaged from the inside. So this product is completely useless!!!

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    1. Anonymous10:58 AM

      Go to his website and check the video. Your door is just as vulnerable.

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    2. I bet if you put enough force on the door you could break the drive truck assembly.

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    3. Anonymous8:25 PM

      My son has a garage door business if the electric goes off your remote will not work. He showed me how to open it when electric is off and it was so simple I really feel insecure now. I want one of these locks.

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  2. Cammie10:44 PM

    I was shocked he got 2 offers. My husband owns a garage door company. Liftmaster makes this same product, called the garage door lock for $44.95 on amazon! This guy has no patent? and a price point fo $249! You could get a new opener and the lock installed for less then this guy sell just his lock. I'm shocked 2 sharks would think this would be a good investment, don't they do homework, that this product is out there being sold by large garage door manufacters for 1/6 the cost??

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    1. Anonymous11:30 AM

      The $45 Liftmaster lock only works the Liftmaster jackshaft operators. If you do not have a Liftmaster jackshaft opener you should consider getting an automated garage door lock, as the garage door opener is not as secure as most believe. Google "6 second break in".

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  3. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Really? Liftmaster? I've spent the last 45 minutes looking on their site for an electronic garage door lock. Can't find it! Please provide the url for it. No patent? All I can say is do you homework. A patent was issued by the US Patent Office in 2002. Ya gotta love people that can only state negatives. They're the ones that I want to be around...Right...

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  4. Anonymous11:25 AM

    May I suggest both of you look at the product and video at http://elocksys.com. Whether a chain or screw drive each has a disengagement latch. The Liftmaster appears to be simply a locking solenoid. Not a full solution with remotes as is the product you refer, your husband should know this. Not a promoter of this product but always find it difficult to overlook the misleading.

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  5. All deals are subject to due diligence, so I'm sure they'll look to see what else is out there that can do the job. Youtube has a fix that costs zero to keep someone from using a wire to get in. That doesn't help when you leave your door open, but that's just about carelessness.

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  6. As an owner of a garage door company I see many benefits to this product. However, I would like to see the breakin video removed because it will only make popular an unfortunate truth that garage doors are vulnerable to breakins.

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  7. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Well if your garage door has windows yup it would help to break in faster since the person can look, but with no windows the person has no idea where or how close.....to hook the latch. My doors have no windows and trying to get a hanger to catch the latch is not going to happen...so no need for me to buy this product.

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    1. Cammie10:41 AM

      Without windows it is much harder to break in but not impossible. My husband owns a garage door company and uses something similar to a coat hanger when he needs to open a door for a homeowner. Without windows and 20 years experience it takes my husband 20+ minutes to get a door open. I think it depends where you live, is a burglar going to take a chance standing outside your garage for 30-45 minutes trying to break in to find your garage has a car, extra freezer, and your Christmas decorations? I would think the garages that have expensive items, most likely have advanced security systems. My husband looked over the installation instructions and the latest openers appear not to be compatatible with this product? Most home owners just take the hanging rope and tie or twist it up so it can't be accessed which is free and takes about 60 seconds to do by the home owner.

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    2. Anonymous9:21 AM

      Some of us have more than "christmas decorations" in our garages...and our freezer is in the house, not a hot garage. Once someone is IN your garage, all they need to do is grab the opener out of your car and your world is THEIR oyster. Lots of that going on around here. Maybe some of us owners don't like having to rope a door as you suggest. Our door HAS a manual deadbolt, which is no help to us, if we have to go around to the front and all through the house to the back of the garage to slide and and then back out the front door again. Maybe it's not for you, but we are very interested.

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  8. Anonymous8:52 AM

    I have no issue with the lock itself, but at the beginning you showed a would-be burglar just lifting the garage door.
    What you did not show, was HOW he did it!!! As stated above, you can use a coat hanger or similar implement at the top of the retracting door, and grab on the 'release handle' that hangs down from the chain housing. It would difficult unless you have the small windows installed in most garage doors.
    The simple fix is to remove the 'handle' from the release rope so there is nothing to hook onto.
    As I said, I have no issue with the 'lock'. But not telling viewers how the door can be compromised. People should know, Safety First!

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    1. Anonymous9:59 PM

      A zip ty can prevent a coat hanger from tripping the lever - and yet the force of pulling down will break the zip ty - a no brainer

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  9. Anonymous10:27 AM

    You can always just twist up the cord. That is what most of our neighbors have done. I also have an app that sets off an alarm if the door is opened. This product seems way overpriced at $249 when a new opener is less and after looking at the way the product works, on its own remotes, that means the remote built into cars or the new app remotes are useless with this product? Just looking in my neighborhood well over half the homeowners use a remote built in their car.

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    1. it does seem overpriced. I am scoping the net for other products. this seems more like a $100 product.

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  10. Anonymous9:56 PM

    You can use a tyrap - its works perfect - and you can save all that money

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  11. Anonymous5:23 PM

    I just checked my door. There is no play at the top that would allow one to push the door in and insert a wire. The door in his video is obviously a cheap door and has large enough gap at the top - evident by the use of weather stripping. Useless product unless you have a cheap door.

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  12. Anonymous12:04 PM

    I work for a manufacture of garage door openers and was a tech in the industry for over 10 years. Every unit that we manufacture has a system called "POSI LOCK " this system when the door is forced up will automatically drive the door back to the closed position. If your door is properly installed there should be no play at all at the header of the door so it could not be pushed in. Also in my career I have never been called on a break in through the garage door. This is just to put fear into the consumers. Also is this product UL tested and approved? If not do not put it on your house for if anything goes wrong your insurance might not cover you.

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  13. I saw this episode the other night. Cool idea and look forward to seeing it take off. Gotta love a concept that helps keep people and their stuff protected! I do marketing for a website that strives to help others through providing safety and security tips and resources: http://www.asecurelife.com/ Stay safe everyone!

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  14. I keep my front door perpetually locked and only open it when I need to let guests in. All other times I go through my garage which I also keep locked while I am away. I make sure to keep a very effective lock system in place.
    http://www.lockstarlocksmiths.com.au/contact

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  15. Anonymous7:45 PM

    So when you forget to press the EXTRA remote to unlock the door, and then you try to open the door with the opener remote, you can call a garage door service company to repair the damage to your garage door and opener. As a garage door service technician, I am all for this product. It should really keep me busy with repairs to doors!

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  16. Anonymous7:51 PM

    Being an owner of a garage door company I would have to agree that this product is very misleading to the consumer. If installed correctly you would not be able to break in to a garage door as shown on the video. It may be possible on some of the older openers but with brand new openers starting at $325 installed, it's a no brainer to go the route of a whole new opener rather than a do it yourself product that a homeowner still has to spend a few hours hoping they can figure out how to install it.

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  19. Yes it is definitely true when installing Automatic Gate Openers will make you feel comfortable and hassle free at all time. But what hinders me is, is there a reason for that locking system will malfunctioning? If it so, how can we prevent?

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  20. if this guy becomes a millionaire please call me because I have an island to sell you all cheap! I have a company and if installed properly it is not that easy

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