While we are out doing garage door repairs we often do get questions from homeowners how to better secure their garage door and their home. Here are some of our best tips for garage door security.Cover all glass that allows people to look into your garage, yes those decorative garage door windows allow people to look into your garage door when its closed and it may entice someone to break into your garage door and gain entry into your home. Film to cover or frost that glass is less then 20 bucks and easy to cut and stick in place.
Smart garage door openers .
You can get one installed on your garage door that shows or alerts you when your garage door opens. While it might be great to check on the kids coming home from school, it also will let you know if your garage door has been lifted and or open allowing thieves into your home. Lots of companies make them and their prices vary , so check around if you decide to purchase a garage door opener and monitor on your own. For more information click here Kansas City Garage Door
Don’t leave your garage door opener remote in your car.
While it’s convenient to clip a remote to your car’s sun visor or toss it into the glove box, those are the first places a burglar will look. Make a habit of keeping the remote in your purse or coat pocket, or carry it into the house and stow it with your car keys if you forget it at home , well that is what the keypad is for. simple quick access.
Motion detection outdoor lights
Nothing is more important then keeping those thieves away from your home in the first place, long before they try to break into your garage doors. Many thieves operate under cover of darkness, so a sudden burst of light is often enough to deter them. Solar-powered floodlights are the easiest type to install because no electrical wiring is necessary.
Lock the door between your garage and your house.
Many homes have attached garages that make it handy to get in and out of the house without having to walk through inclement weather, but that connecting door is a major security risk if you fail to lock it. Once a burglar gains access to your garage, he can walk right into your home. Always keep the connecting door locked, and for greater garage door security, install a steel security door with a deadbolt. Securing your home should always be a top priority. For more information click here Kansas City Garage Door
If you are going out of town for an extended stay you can actually buy a slide lock to lock your garage door shut. Just be aware if you use and lock and its locked down hard there is a slight chance if you forget when you get home and try to open the door with the garage door opener something might get damaged. A few steps can go a very long way to a more safe and secure garage door and home. Check out our blog for more helpful tips and tricks.