Is My Garage Door Secure?

March 14, 2016

The garage is one place in your home where security always seems to get relaxed. This is part of the reason why it is also the entryway most commonly broken into. However, there are a couple of extra precautions you can take to make you feel a bit safer and make it far more difficult to gain access to your garage and your home.

1. Stop Leaving Your Remote in Your Car!

The first place a robber looks when trying to break into your home is your visor. Don't leave your garage door opener on your visor or anywhere in your car. You wouldn't leave the rest of your keys in your vehicle, would you? Your garage door opener is a key to your home and should be kept with the other keys. You can get a keychain remote practically anywhere which will allow you to keep the remote with you at all times, where it belongs.

2. Invest in a Garage Door Timer

You know that terrible feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you think you may have forgotten something. Just like that super convenient automatic shut off on the iron that keeps your house from burning down, you can buy garage door openers with automatic timers that close a few minutes after they are opened. Serious peace of mind!

3. Secure Your Garage Windows

If your garage door already has windows, consider getting them frosted. This will keep anyone from being able to see in while not having to sacrifice aesthetics or light. When you are looking to buy a new garage door and like the look of windows, the safest place for them is on the top panels. This will at least keep people from seeing in without stepping up on something.

4. Lock Up When on Vacation

When you leave town for a few days, always be sure to unplug your automatic opener. And for an added level of security, a simple padlock inserted through the holes on the track should keep your garage locked up tight.

5. Install a Deadbolt on Interior Garage Door

For all intents and purposes, this door should be just as secure as your front door. If you don't want to go to the extreme of installing a deadbolt, at least be sure to keep this door locked. Adding a wide view peephole is also a good idea, as it is much safer to be able to see out if you are worried, than having to open the door to the unknown.

If you have any questions on the best ways to secure your garage door, give our professionals atPrecision Door Seattlea call anytime!

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