Emergency Key Release

Emergency Key Release

Allows your garage door to be disengaged and operated manually from outside.

Suits sectional door openers.

  • Recommended where the garage door is the only access to the garage
  • Allows the automatic opener to be disengaged and the door operated manually in case of a power failure
  • Can be fitted to both sectional and tilting garage doors

Please contact us for more information.

How it works

The keyplate is usually mounted towards the top of the door just above eye level. The rope is then taken through the hole and attached to the barrel of the keylock at one end, and attached to the disengagement handle of the SDO.

When the door needs to be opened manually, you simply turn the key, which releases the barrel, pull out the barrel which pulls on the rope to disengage the opener – therefore allowing you to manually open your garage door – see diagram below.