How to Keep Your Garage Secure
Many think of the garage as simply another place where to park your car and keep your tools. However, it’s one of the largest entry points for your home and one of the areas that’s often overlooked by many as they secure their home. As a result, this could lead to vandalism and theft while potentially placing your family at risk.
Here are a few simple suggestions that will help you secure your garage door, reduce repair expenses as a result of vandalism, and keep your family and belongings and family safe.
Secure the Garage Door By Locking
Many assume that a closed door equals safety, but failing to lock your garage door before you leave could result in an unwelcome intruder breaking in by simply opening the door. To prevent this from happening, ensure that you lock the door even if you’re only parking your car or leaving your home.
Since you can’t see every aspect of your neighborhood, you might not notice someone watching you from a car or another home. Simply locking your garage door can often be enough to convince an intruder from trying to break into your home.
Even if they aren’t able to see you lock the door, they’ll be unable to easily access your garage and often this will convince them to leave your home alone.
Cover Garage Windows
You may live in a fairly quiet neighborhood, but peering eyes are likely to notice uncovered windows. This is especially true if you have valuable tools, lawn equipment, and vehicles that you don’t drive frequently. By hanging up some curtains on your garage window or keeping valuables away from plain sight you will greatly reduce the possibility of someone breaking into your home.
Car and lawn equipment covers are also available and they help add an extra layer of security by keeping your valuables out of sight.
Dark areas around your home can make it easier for intruders to enter your home. By adding adequate lighting such as flood lights and motion detectors, this can often alert intruders that someone is watching them.
Try installing lights on the front side of your garage to get the best light exposure. By doing this, you will also keep yourself safe when you exit the garage to enter your home, especially if it’s not attached to your home.
Install an Alarm
An alarm not only alerts intruders, but also alerts homeowners and neighbors of unusual activity. When it rings for an extended period of time, intruders will often give up and run away. If you already have an alarm system installed in your home, you should consider calling your alarm system provider to request additional monitoring service for your garage.
Upgrade Your Garage Door
If your garage is an older model, upgrading the door to a newer model can also reduce the possibility of property invasion. Sometimes older doors deteriorate and don’t operate as they did when you purchased your home. By replacing it with a newer model you ensure that you are getting security and dependability with your investment.
A new door will be equipped with a higher quality level of steel, door track, spring, and an efficient garage door opener. When you’re entering or exiting your garage, you need a door that can operate at an efficient level. Otherwise, you may have to deal with a door that’s left open slightly which could be enough to let intruders slip into your home.
Garage Protection Begins with a Quality Garage Door
By protecting your home with a new, efficient garage door you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your home is secure. This also comes with the added benefit of giving your home a beautiful new addition that will complement your decor.
Are you ready to upgrade your garage door? Contact Hill Country Overhead Door today and improve your home!