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3 Ways to Protect Your Garage from Thieves

in Garage Door Safety by elkgrovegaragedoorco

When most people think about securing a home, they think about better locks on the doors and windows. Few rarely think about the biggest entryway to their home — the garage door. Not only is it the largest door in the house, but it also stores thousands of dollars of equipment — tools, lawn mowers, sports equipment, cars and other valuables. Not only that, but the garage also provides burglary safe coverage to operate and gain access to the rest of your home.

Whether you are happy with your garage door or considering installing a new door, there are always improvements you can make that can increase the value of your home as well as protect it from burglars. Here are a few tips on how to better secure your garage door — and by extension your home as well.

Tint Your Garage Door Windows

One great repair improvement you can make to your garage door is window installation. Many garage doors have windows that let in natural light but can also be enticing to thieves. Windows provide a view at the inventory. When choosing a new garage door to install, opt for one without windows. If your door already has windows, consider frosting or tinting the windows to obscure the view and protect your privacy.

Install a Motion Sensor on Your Garage Door

A motion sensor turns on your property lights if anyone comes near, scaring off potential thieves. Burglars always look for the easiest target — don’t give them the chance. If you are looking to improve your home security but not yet ready to commit to a new garage door, motion sensor activated lighting is a great way to protect your home.

Invest in a Modern Garage Door: New Garage Door Installation

If you have an older door, you might consider investing in a new one. Modern doors are fortified with sturdier material designed to discourage thieves. They have better locking mechanisms and can be less prone to hacking. They have more secure locks.

Commercial and Overhead Doors Explained

There are several different types of commercial garage doors to choose from. Overhead garage doors are the most common. These doors are lifted via a track or rail until they are horizontal with the ceiling. They can be opened manually, though most will operate via an automatic garage door opener. Fire rated doors are made of durable, stainless steel that can stand up to most fires. Many of these doors are overhead as well. Roll up doors roll up into a single coil when lifted. The beauty of these doors is they can be stored in highly confined areas when space is an issue. Scissor gate gate doors work like a sliding glass door, but instead of glass are made from iron that folds into itself when opened. These doors don’t provide weather protection but are more of a security device.