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Security Tips 2018-06-24T00:34:44+00:00

Six Useful Garage Door Security Tips

Many people tend to overlook their garage when thinking about security.  It is easy to forget since it is not in your face, but it is just as vulnerable as your windows, front door or any other part of the home.  Plus your garage is where you keep many valuable items like the car, power tools, lawnmowers, etc.  all of which is appealing to burglars.  The good news is that there are several steps you can take to prevent your garage from being broken into.

Below Are Garage Door Security Tips Which In Our Experience Should Help To Secure Your Home

Many people tend to overlook their garage when thinking about security.  It is easy to forget since it is not in your face, but it is just as vulnerable as your windows, front door or any other part of the home.  Plus your garage is where you keep many valuable items like the car, power tools, lawnmowers, etc.  all of which is appealing to burglars.  The good news is that there are several steps you can take to prevent your garage from being broken into.

Get a Security System Installed

Install a security system in your garage which is hooked up to the primary domestic security system. It is going to be your best line of defense if anyone tries to break into the garage. The alarm will go off, and emergency services will be dispatched.

All Windows Should be Covered

Out of the Garage Door Security Tips, this is perhaps the most basic. Use Few window screens or blackout option like Obscure, Frost, Dark Tint, Victorian, Chalet, Riviera or anything else to cover all the windows. If possible, use an opaque adhesive paper, Tinted adhesive film or truculent film to cover the glass. It will allow light to go in but prevent others from looking inside.

Install Upgraded Motion Detector Lights

Most security systems come equipped with motion detector lights of their own. But we advise that you upgrade the current fixtures around the garage. Motion detectors work by using infrared waves which detect motion by warm bodies. When motion is detected the lights will come on and will stay on until deactivated.

Use a Secure Garage Door

The door leading to your home from the garage should be very secure. The goal is to stop any potential intruder from making their way into your home from the garage. Also, you may want to use a deadbolt for the garage door or a padlock with programmable code. The garage door should ideally be made from a material like wood, fiberglass, metal, etc.

Don’t Leave the Door Remote in the Car

Out of all garage door security tips, this is the easiest to prevent, but still many people make this mistake. When you leave the remote in your parked car on the driveway at night or before heading to the office, it is like an open invitation to burglars. Ideally, get a small keychain remote to replace the larger one at home. Most home improvement stores will have one. The only thing you need is to match the brand of remote to the make and model of your garage door, followed by programming it.

Timers are Important

Everyone is in a rush like when you’re leaving the kids at school or when you’re getting late for work. That means it is possible for you to forget pushing the ‘close’ button. A timer will ensure that the garage door closes automatically, so you don’t have to rely on memory. Timers are easy to install and relatively cheap but will save you big time.

If you need more garage door security tips or want to hire a professional to install a durable garage door, then call us today(313) 335-3509

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