One of the most overlooked aspects when it comes to home maintenance is the garage door. However, if you’re garage door isn’t secure it’s an easy place for people to break in.
Keep reading to learn our five garage door security tips for a safer home today.
1. Take Your Garage Opener With You
If you leave your car insurance, registration, and garage opener in your car you’re asking for someone to take it and use it to break into your home. Always take your garage opener with you so people with mal-intentions can’t steal it out of your car while you’re out and use it later.
If you come out of the store and see someone has broken into your car and stolen your garage opener, after making a police report, the next thing you should do is change your garage opener. Call a garage door repair company and they will be able to get everything you a new secure garage door opener so the burger won’t be able to get into your home.
2. Take Valuables Out of the Garage
If you store a lot of expensive equipment in your garage consider bringing them inside. This way if you forget to close the garage door, or someone does get unauthorized access to your garage they won’t be able to take someone valuable.
3. Perform Regular Inspections
It’s imperative to the health of your garage door to check it at least once a month. Some common things to look out for are:
- Track, Hinges, and Cables
Use this inspection checklist to make sure you’re not missing anything.
4. Cover Garage Windows
You may think those little windows on your garage door are cute, and they are, but they also offer a window into what you keep in your garage.
Use something like a window tint on the windows so you can still look out of them, but people can’t look in. If you don’t like the look of tint you can frost them for a lighter look. This way you’re keeping your property and family safe from intruders.
5. Keep Your Garage Closed When You’re Not Using It
To prevent unwanted visitors – human and animal alike, close your garage door whenever possible. It can be tempting to keep the garage open while you’re outside working in your yard but it’s basically an open invitation to anyone who comes by.
At the very least if they don’t try to enter they can easily see everything inside your garage when passing by. Even the safest neighborhoods have burglaries, and there is a burglary happening every 13 seconds.
Improve Your Garage Door Security Today
Now that you know our five garage door security tips take your first step to being safer today. Our recommendation is to start with an inspection and after that, you’ll know what you need to fix up first.
Know someone else who has a garage that needs to be secured? Then be sure to share this article with them!