How to Keep Your Garage Secure When You’re on Holiday
Before you leave for your holiday, it’s important to ensure your home is secured for while you’re away. With everyone vacating the house for a few days, or even a few weeks, knowing that your home is as safe as possible from any potential burglars can be a great weight off your mind.
An unsecured garage door can be an obvious point of entry to would-be thieves, so it’s important that you ensure your garage is secured as well as the rest of your home. We’ve listed a few ways you can keep your garage secure whilst you’re away.
Garage doors that are old or unsecured can be an easy point of access, so if your garage door is damaged or very old, it may be worth considering replacing the door altogether. For newer doors, be sure to disable the electronic opener if it has one, and install a manual lock on the door.
Security lighting is a great deterrent to potential thieves, and can be installed to come on when motion is detected. This will protect your home even while you’re away, and without the cover of darkness the risk of break-in attempts will be reduced. .
Install blinds or shutters to any windows in your garage to prevent anyone looking in while you’re away. As with the garage door, you should install locks to make the windows secure.
The presence of a security camera will deter many people from attempting to break into a home or garage, without it necessarily even recording anything. However, for added security, you can mount a working camera near your garage entrance to monitor activity while you are away.
A neighbourhood watch scheme can be extremely useful while you are on holiday, with helpful neighbours able to take care of your plants and post while you’re away, and also keep an eye on your home for you. Let your neighbours know when you are going on holiday so they can be aware of any unusual activity happening around your home.
Here at Dimension Garage Doors, we know the importance of having a secure door for your garage. That’s why we provide a range of high quality doors only from leading manufacturers. We install our doors to the highest of industry standards for a precise fit, ensuring your door remains secure even when you’re away.
For more information, or to discuss your new garage door or any repairs on your current one, contact us today. Our friendly team are always happy to help out with any questions you may have.