A garage door is a large gateway into your home and without the proper securities it can also become vulnerable to intruders who often break into your home through the garage door. One of the common security failures with the garage door related break-ins is the emergency release or the remote openers can get hacked. The next, but less problematic security point is the garage door windows and side doors. It is important to take a closer look at your garage door and see how you can increase the garage’s security from intruders. Quality Garage Door Repair will share a few tips on how to improve your garage security.
Garage Door Opener Remotes
One security problem with garage doors is the opener at least for older garage door openers. Older garage door openers use only one code to open or close the garage door. Sometimes a similar model garage door opener will open using the same remote. Burglars will take a remote garage door and keep clicking until one of them opens up. However, newer openers use multiple frequencies which prevent this problem. You can change the code yourself to prevent access, but this only works for older model garage door openers. Again newer openers change the code each time it is activated. Your personal remote is considered a key to your home. Never leave it in your vehicle where it can be easily seen or found so burglars don’t try to steal it. It is also suggested you use a key ring remote that you keep on your keys and with you at all times.
Garage Door Emergency Release Mechanism
The next problem with your garage door’s security is the emergency release mechanism. If the emergency release has been engaged, it will override the opener and the door will lift freely. A knowledgeable intruder knows they can use a wire hanger to slide past the garage door panel and hook the emergency release. There are a few ways to prevent this. One is using a plastic zip tie to prevent the emergency release lever from being engaged. In the event there is an emergency the lever can break the zip tie easily but a wire hanger lacks the strength to do so. However each model will vary on the how you can prevent burglars from using this method to gain entry into your home.
Garage Door Windows
The next issue is that the windows of the garage door can be broken and give enough space for a burglar to break-in. You can either put blinds of some kind to prevent burglars from seeing inside the garage and typically, the emergency release mechanism. Additionally you may want to reinforce them with unbreakable film or something of that nature to prevent your windows from being broken. It will also help deter intruders because the longer it takes for them to break-in, the less likely they will.
Garage Interior Door
Your last effort to prevent burglars is the door that leads into your home from the garage. You will want a strong door that can’t be kicked down or through. Use a high quality locking system to prevent a burglar from forcing their way into your home. Deadbolts and security plates are always a good lock and of course, an alarm system will help keep your home safer as well.
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Quality Garage Door Repair wants your home and garage to be safe from intruders. Go through your garage door and see how secure it really is and what can be done to boost your security. Feel welcome to ask Quality Garage Door Repair how you can improve your garage’s security. If any installations or repairs are needed, call Quality Garage Door Repair today.