What do you store in your garage? Is your car in there? Do you have valuable tools or meaningful keepsakes stored? Most people keep thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of dollars’ worth of machinery, tools, and valuables in the garage, but at the same time do little to keep it safe. We want to make sure that your garage is safe and sound, which is why we are providing you with these top tips to keep your garage safe.
Keep it Down
Do you ever leave your garage door open when you are inside the house, mowing the lawn, or walking down the road to visit the neighbor? Leaving your garage door up is like offering an open invitation for thieves. Whether you live in a safe neighborhood or not, you don’t know who will be walking down the road. If your garage door is wide open and you are nowhere to be seen, it would be easy for a thief to grab something and take off quickly. To prevent this, keep the garage door down.
Lock Up Shop
If you have a manual garage door or an older style door that is easy to lift, you might want to consider adding an extra layer of protection. A locking handle will require a key for access, and a locking bar is like a giant sliding deadbolt. Adding a locking handle or locking bar to the garage door is an easy way to add security to your garage.
If your garage door features windows, it allows thieves to peek inside your garage door. From there, they can determine whether your garage is worth breaking into or not based on the valuables that they can see. By frosting the windows of your garage, you take this advantage away and will leave them guessing. Most likely, it won’t be worth the risk without the incentive of knowing that valuables lie within. To frost the windows, you can have the pre-frosted during installation or add films onto the windows after the fact.
Monitor Your Garage
The advances in technology have allowed for increased garage door security. First, you can add lights and cameras in and around your garage. Adding motion-sensitive lights and cameras will likely deter anyone from getting to close to your garage door. No one wants to be caught in the act! Second, you can install a smart garage door opener. This smart tool syncs with your phone. Every time the garage door opens, you will get a message. You can even sync the cameras to your phone to see what is happening outside your garage door, no matter where you are. If someone shouldn’t be there, you will know!
Do you want to increase the security of your garage door? Call a local garage installation specialist for a consultation on the steps you can take to keep your family and property safe. You always deserve to be safe.