Little Known Ways to Prevent Garage Break Ins
Our garages are part of the home and it is assumed that they are always safe, but it’s not always the case. Garage doors are actually often a weak point of the home, so it’s imperative to action as much protection as possible to prevent a break in. That’s why we’ve got some tips to help you out – read on to see what we recommend.
Keep your garage door locked
It seems like an obvious one but it’s one to remember – ensure that you have a key and that you keep it in your (locked) house. It’s also worth mentioning that if you go into your garage often, whether it’s to grab something out of your car or have a sort out of your belongings, remember to shut it every time. It doesn’t take much for thieves to notice the opportunity and find a way in.
Don’t leave the remote in your vehicle
If you have an automatic door, it can seem like a perfect solution to keep the remote for it in your car for easy access. But this plan might not be such a good one, because if someone breaks into your car you will be giving them direct access to your garage and potentially your house as well. A safer alternative is to attach the remote to your keychain so you keep it on your person.
Keep your garage door as safe as your front door
Make sure your door is made of a sturdy and weather-resistant material. Whether it’s metal or solid wood, it needs to be strong enough to withstand potential intruders. Another good idea is to keep any windows blacked out entirely or frosted – don’t show off what you’ve got in there if you can help it.
Maintenance of your door
Following on from the above, you wouldn’t let your front door get to a point where it becomes unsafe, so don’t let your garage door become weak. Regular checks and fixing any problems quickly and effectively will make it a lot more difficult for thieves to gain access.
Lock any cabinets
Your garage probably homes a car – maybe even two – so this one seems a little redundant, but if you are holding other expensive possessions, such as power tools, in there, keep them as hard-to-get as possible. If you have cabinets, keep them locked at all times – and don’t leave the keys to them in the garage!
Install motion sensors
This is a great deterrent for thieves as it can draw attention to any possible wrong-doings and can also make you feel a lot safer too. If you want to make it even more secure you can install an alarm system much like the one you probably have in your house.
Here at Dimension Garage Doors we’ve got 20 years of experience to help you choose the right type and style of garage door that most suits your needs. If you’re looking for some advice or information about garage doors in Manchester and Stockport, then get in touch with us today.