The key release mechanism serves two crucial functions for your garage. Firstly, it enables access to your garage door by inserting and turning a key, which in turn sends an electrical signal to operate your opener. This feature allows you to conveniently enter your garage when needed.
Additionally, the key release mechanism proves invaluable in situations where you experience a power outage. By turning the key in the opposite direction, you can remove the lock barrel, providing access to a manual disengage cord for your opener. This manual disengage cord allows you to manually operate the garage door, ensuring you can still open or close it even without electrical power.