When it comes to security, your garage door tends to be the last thing that’s considered. However, if you think about it, your garage probably contains some valuable belongings. For example, you probably keep your car(s) in there, which are worth a lot of money. In addition, many households use their garage space as an overflow for items that have no place in the home. This can range from musical instruments to old electronics. It’s therefore very important that you ensure your garage door is secure.
Tips On How to Stay Secure
- Do you lock your side door? Most garages have a side door that provides direct access from the house to the garage. Many homeowners don’t actually lock this door because they feel that it’s enough to lock the front door of the house and the garage door. However, imagine a burglar or thief decided that they wanted to gain access to your home. The chances are, they would manage one way or another. Once they’ve gained access to your home, if you haven’t locked the side door to your garage, they also automatically have access to that. For them, they’ve pretty much won the lottery with access to all valuable items that you own.
- Do you leave the garage remote in your car? If you leave your garage door remote control in your car, stop this immediately. If someone breaks into or steals your car, they will instantly have access to the content of your garage if the remote is left in your car.
- Does your garage have motion sensor lights? If not, arrange to have them installed. In addition, you may want to consider installing heavy duty locks as well as blacked out windows. All three of these will deter any potential burglars.
Contact us today at Professional Garage Doors & Windows at (817) 538-7668 to find out how we can help you keep your garage door secure.