While many of us concentrate on securing our front doors, we sometimes forget about the potential vulnerability of our garage spaces – which can be an attractive entry point for intruders if not properly protected. In this blog post, we’ll share simple steps you can implement today to improve your home’s security and ensure peace of mind for you and your family.
Enhance your side door’s lock
Burglars love a good side door where they can do their breaking and entering away from the prying eyes of neighbours. Most exterior garage service doors with standard locks can be defeated with a solid, well-placed kick, but a few simple changes can keep a burglar out.
Toughen up your exterior door security with a deadbolt, and remember that your door’s weakest point is the strike plate, where the lock meets the door. Replace the strike plate with a reinforced one, and use longer screws to secure it. Source: Safewise
Hide your remote
Try to be unique with your hiding spot rather than stashing the garage door remote inside your car’s glove box or hiding it under the seat. Thieves know people keep garage door remotes in cars, so this is bound to be one of the first places they’ll check if they are looking for a push-button break-in method. It’s safest to not leave it in your car at all, especially while your car is sitting in your driveway.
Instead, take it with you when you go inside so thieves poking around in your driveway don’t even know whether a remote exists.
Better yet, upgrade to a universal remote that you can keep on your keychain so you don’t have to carry a bulky device around with you, or switch to a garage door opener that is equipped with smart technology. This will allow you to open and close your garage door remotely through an app on your phone, so you aren’t out of luck if you accidentally leave the door open. Source: Forbes
Install security film on your window
Windows liven up the look of a garage door and let in natural light. Unfortunately, potential thieves are apt to peer in the windows, scoping for expensive tools and to see if all the cars are gone—a good sign that nobody’s home, which may prompt a break-in. Source: BobVila
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