3 Tips To Help Secure Your Garage Door And Prevent Break-Ins


If you have a garage for your home, this can be an easy target for thieves. Not only can they steal things in your garage, but it can also be an entry point to break into your home. With garage door openers, it can even be easier than you think. To prevent break-ins through your garage, you may want to take some precautions. Here are some tips to help you make sure your garage and your home is secure:

1. Making Your Garage Door Opener Safer To Prevent Accidental Openings

You may want to make your garage safe from accidental openings. This can be done by simply changing the transmitter and remote control for a newer securer system. If you want to have the most security for your garage, use an opener and remote that also uses a password or numerical PIN to open the door, which will prevent interference of nearby radio frequencies for opening the door, as well as bad guys from using common tools to open the door.

2. Secure Parts And Emergency Systems To Reduce Potential Vulnerability

There are also some parts of garage doors that can be particularly vulnerable to break-in attempts. A good example of this is a rubber seal around the door with no rigid trim. It can also be exposed locks and handles, which should be durable exterior materials. In addition, when you are out of town or not using your garage for an extended period of time, add a pad lock to give it added security and prevent it from being opened.

3. Secure Windows And Doors That Can Be An Entrance To Your Home

The garage door is not always the most vulnerable point-of-entry in your garage. The bad guys can also get in at areas like windows and doors in your garage that are not secured. The door going from your garage, into your home, should be an exterior door with a good lock on it to secure your home. In addition, windows should be appropriate for your garage, and you may also want to consider adding film to them to make the glass shatter-resistant and prevent burglars from breaking them.

These ideas may not completely prevent break-ins, but they are sure to make it more difficult for a thief to get in your home. If you want to improve your garage, contact a garage door contractor, such as those at Crawford Door Company, and talk with them about some of these solutions for your home.


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