By some measures nearly 10% of criminals will gain entry to a home through the garage door. While this is an unsettling statistic, thankfully there are several practical ways to increase the security of your garage door. And many are both economic and easy to implement. The garage door is the largest door in your home – and thus it should also be the most secure.
Monitor Your Fortress
By using smart garage technology, you can get alerts on your mobile device letting you know if someone opens it. While there may be a modest investment in this upgrade depending on how high-tech you go, this gives unrivaled peace of mind that your home is safe. If you are shopping around for similar upgrades, there are many options as well as expert help available.
Lights, Camera, Safety!
Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. What deters criminals from watching you? You watching them. For a few dollars you can purchase and install motion-detecting floodlights or even modestly-priced security cameras.
Criminals Don’t Like Extra Locks
You have several options of additional locks on the outside of your garage. Get in touch with professionals in your area to go over the myriad of choices, but this is never a bad route to persue to enhance garage door safety.
Tids and Bits
Here is an assortment of other quite important things to consider.
- Don’t leave your garage door opener in your car. Regardless of how often you remember to lock your vehicle – if you leave the garage door opener in your car you have just shifted the goal posts with how criminals go about trying to enter your home. Breaking into a car might very well be easier than breaking into a garage door.
- Frost the glass on your garage doors. This is something that costs very little, and takes less than about an hour to do. This is just something to do to keep honest people honest. You can’t covet what you can’t see.
- Don’t forget to lock the door between your home and your garage. If a criminal does manage to break in, don’t roll out the red carpet to the inside of your home. Give yourself and your family that extra buffer of safety.