When it comes to home security, most people don’t even think about their garage door and how it could pose a risk for an unwanted intruder. It is important to take the right precautions to help keep your home secure and safe.
Tip #1: Get a new insulated garage door with frosted glass.
Tinted Satin glass still allows some natural light into the garage while making it difficult for someone to look inside and see what is in the garage. If people can’t see what is in your garage, they are less tempted to want to break into your home. Plus, garage doors with tinted satin glass boost curb appeal and the value of your home.
Tip #2: Never leave the garage remote in your vehicle when away from home.
It can be a hassle to have to carry around a garage door opener when you are away from home. Yet, if you don’t, you run the risk of someone breaking into your car and stealing it, especially if they know where you live.
Tip #3: Install motion-activated lighting outside your garage.
Lighting is a deterrent to would-be thieves as they don’t want to be seen. Motion-activate lighting will turn on when it senses someone is in front of the door and remain on for a short period.
Tip #4: Install a security camera outside the garage door.
Another way to deter thieves is by putting up a security camera. There are several affordable models on the market today that are easy to install yourself. Many of these models are accessible directly through your smartphone using an app.
Tip #5: Get a new, smart garage door opener.
A smart garage door opener interfaces with your smartphone through an app. You will never have to worry about carrying around a garage opener again. The garage door opener can also notify you if the door is open or got left open. There are even some models that will integrate with home security cameras.
Tip #6: Lock your garage door at night.
When you get home from work, take the time to turn the handle and lock the garage door from the inside. Locking the door will prevent it from moving, even it the door is disconnected from the automatic opener.
Tip #7: If your current door is damaged, have it repaired or replace it.
Accidents happen and one of the most common ones is driving into the garage door and knocking one of the panels loose or bending it. When the door is damaged, it makes it easier to access the home through the garage.
By using these simple garage door security tips, you can improve the security of your home and make you and your family feel safer.
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