Security for your garage should be just as important as security for your home. It’s an extension of your living area and needs protection as well. However, it can be a little hard to think of good ways to secure your garage versus your home. Here are 4 helpful tips to get you started on making your garage a secure space:
1) Small-Sized Security: Keychain Remotes
It might seem like a small step to take for security but can make a huge difference in reducing the odds of a break-in. More and more automatic garage doors have the ability to be paired with keychain remotes versus the traditional remotes we all keep in our cars. Large remotes clipped to your visor are easy targets for thieves, allowing easy access to your home and valuables. Instead, opt for a keychain remote that can be kept with you at all times. You can rest assured you always have a way into your home without making it easy for anyone else to get in.
It’s only one small addition to your keychain collection, and could save you from a break-in.
2) Lock It Up
When you are going to be out of town or away for a few days, put on lock on either the track or the manual lock. Some people even do this at night for added security. You want to make it as difficult as possible for a potential burglar to break in. Although unplugging the automatic opener works, it would not be as effective against a persistent thief as physically locking the door.
Pick a lock, any lock! As long as it functions, use it to provide extra security for your garage and home.
3) Garage Door = Front Door
Your garage door can be just as important as your front door, it’s another way for people to gain entry to your home. A recent publication stated that 9% of burglars gain entry to your residence through the garage. Just because the door in the garage does not mean that you should not take the time to secure this door as much as your front door.
We aren’t saying go overboard with securing this door, just consider
giving it the same treatment as your front door when it comes
to locking up.
4) Invest in the Best
If security is a top priority and major concern for you and your family, your best option might be investing in a high-quality garage door opener. Openers can have many additional features than simply controlling the garage door at the push of a button. Purchasing an opener with security aspects is a great way to get a lot of use out of a garage necessity. Some brands boast self-closing systems (in case you forget to close the door when you’re in a hurry), lighting controls, interior monitoring systems and smartphone compatibility.
Now that you have some ideas to get you started on enhancing security, find out other amazing ways you can improve your garage. Contact us today!