10 Tips to improve your Garage Security

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Garage Security is essential to protect your family, home and possessions

If you’re worried about home security, then you ensure that your home is locked when you’re not there, you close windows, and ensure that there is nothing to tempt opportunist thieves. So what about your garage security? Are you as vigilant?

Here’s our advice.

1. Close your garage door

Keeping your garage door closed is a good idea, so that people don’t know what you keep in there. You can install an automatic garage door opener to do it for you.

Alternatively, you can get get a sensor and monitor it yourself.

2. Out of sight

Ensuring your valuables and other easy to steal items are away from the entrance will deter thieves.

If they can’t see anything worth stealing, they probably won’t bother trying to break in, so remind you children, and everybody else who uses the garage to keep it tidy.

3. Look your service door

Keep your service door, the door between your home and your garage, locked. This means that people won’t get into your home, even if they get into the garage.

Remember to upgrade your locks if necessary. If they are old, or don’t work properly, they might not give you the protection you need.

4. Surveillance

By installing additional technology, such as motion detector lighting and video cameras you can be more aware of what happens around your garage.

Cameras are so cheap now that you can get the coverage you need without breaking the bank.

5. Cover windows

If you have windows in your garage door, then you’ll want to keep them covered when your garage door is not in use, so that people can’t peer in and see what’s inside.

Again, remind everyone who uses the garage to do this.

6. Park closer

If you don’t use your garage for storing your cars, park close to your garage door.

This means that the door can’t be forced open from either inside or outside.

7. Automatic garage door opener

One of the many benefits of an automatic garage door opener is that it can help make it safer and more secure for you when using your garage.

By choosing a garage door opener with an automatic close facility, you can’t leave your garage door open.

8. Maintenance

You’ll need to make sure that your garage door and opener work properly. There’s no point in having additional garage security, if your door doesn’t shut properly, or doesn’t always lock.

Getting your garage door serviced regularly is highly recommended.

9. Replace if damaged

It goes without saying, but if your garage door or opener is broken, get it replaced as soon as possible. Don’t leave it, or it may get worse, making your home less secure and more vulnerable.

You can get a Free Estimate so you know what’s involved and what it’s likely to cost.

10. Experts

If you want more information about making your garage more secure, then why not speak to a home security expert?

They’ll be able to tell you all you need to know, and make recommendations to help keep you and your family safe.

Conclusion

Your garage contains your most expensive items like your cars or boat, as well as your tools, stock for work, and the kids’ toys. You’ll want to keep it safe and secure.

If you use your garage for something else other than your car, like a play room, home cinema, or workshop, then safety and garage security is also really important.

Need more help and advice about garage security, your garage door or opener? Contact Us at 651-702-1420 now and tell us how we can help you.