Garage doors are an incredibly huge potential entry point to a home and it’s one area that can be often overlooked. And while it initially may seem unlikely, it can be a very effective way for criminals to have even more time in your home. Once the garage door has been accessed, it can be closed behind intruders so that the break-in is far less visible from the outside.
Here are a few recommended tips to make this less likely:
- Invest in a garage door remote sensor that can alert your phone when the door has opened if your opener does not have this feature.
- The easiest way for criminals to access your garage is for home owners to leave their door opener remotes in their vehicles parked outside the garage. This is by far the most common way entry is made.
- Secure your emergency release to prevent easy access. This can be accomplished by adding a barrier between the top of the door and the release.
- Ensure that the door leading to your home from the inside of the garage is secured by a deadbolt and that you keep this locked when you are inside the home. You can also install a peep hole on these doors which can add just a little more security.
- Install bright motion sensing lights in the garage to bring attention to an open door.
Lastly, garage door openers are not usually the first priority in terms of technology upgrades, but if you have an older unit, it may be worth considering upgrading. Technology advancements have been significant with the addition to mobile technology. Today standard garage door opening units include features such as wireless access via wifi or mobile phones with alerts to tell you when the door is open or closed and access controls to close the door.
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