When thinking about your home security, you might not think about your garage door being a common entry point for criminals. Commonly we think of windows, front and side doors.
If you don’t have a proper security system in place, your garage door is actually a very common point of entry for burglars. This post will go over some necessary steps you can take to keep your home and your garage door secure.
1. Invest in a Garage Door Opener with Security Features
Most garage door openers on the market now have rolling-code technology, as well as fingerprint recognition. Both of these features make it really difficult for criminals to open your garage door. If you call Perfect Solutions Houston, we are happy to give you a quote on any opener that has these features!
2. Lock the Interior Door in Your Garage
If you have an attached garage, you most likely have a door connecting your home to your garage. Usually when you leave the house, you leave this door open. Why lock it if it’s in your garage, right? Makes for easier access when you are going and coming. But it should be kept locked, especially when you are away. You should also consider installing a peep-hole and a deadbolt on this interior door, just like the exterior doors to your home.
3. Keep Your Garage Door Closed
Duh, right? A lot of homeowners however leave their garage doors open during the day while they are home. While a criminal might not walk up and steal something in broad daylight or when you are home, but they will get a good look and what you have inside that would be nice to steal when you are away.
4. Use a Remote Key Chain
A common safety hazard is having your garage door opener inside your car. If someone breaks into your car and takes the remote, they can use it to break into your garage and home. A key chain remote stays with you, not your car, which is better security.
5. Install Outdoor Motion Sensor Lights
A quick homeowner weekend project is to buy and install outdoor motion sensor lights around your property. The best places are around your garage. These lights help keep your home safe since intruders don’t enjoy being in the spotlight!
By investing in a better, updated garage door opener, locking your doors, keeping your garage closed, using a key chain opener and installing motion sensor lights – you can make great strides in improving the safety and security of your garage door, and your home!