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5 Learned Lessons In 2016: Why I Should Improve My Garage's Security

Most of us take the security of our garages for granted. If you really think about it, the garage is still an integral part of our home. It’s still connected to the entrance to our house so we should still invest in securing it tightly. Garage doors, as key entry points to the home, must be made secure. Here are some tips for you to improve your garage security, and increase your peace of mind.

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1. Choose a Reputable and Secure Garage Door Brand

When purchasing a new garage door, it’s better if you visit an expert. Because there are so many types of garage doors, you need to specify that security is your top most priority. Since security is your paramount to your peace of mind, you might want to try a solid garage door without windows but if you prefer having daylight in the garage, ask for windows to be installed in the top section to make the inside of your garage less visible. You can also frost your existing garage windows if you’d like.

2. Always keep your garage door closed

Always keep your garage door properly closed even when you’re at home. This is one way of ensuring that you and your family are safe from anybody entering your home through the garage door. Also, don’t ever leave your garage door open especially when you’re not around. Not only does it give access to burglars but you are also showing off the inside of your house and that is not a very good idea. And don’t forget the garage door when you lock up at night. It’s better safe than sorry. You can never be too complacent when your family’s security is at stake.

4. Remote Control and Alarm Code Safety

Don’t leave your garage door remote visible for everyone to see especially potential thieves and intruders. If you must keep your remote control in your car, keep it in the dashboard and don’t leave your car keys anywhere inside the house. Leave your car keys at your bedside table. That way it’s always at reach in case of emergency. Consider using a key chain remote and always lock the entry to the inside of your home – especially if your opener is programmed to your vehicle.

5. Keeping Your Home Secure When on Vacation

When you go on a vacation or when you’re planning to leave for extended periods of time, I suggest you lock your garage door and set your vacation lock switch on your wall station or better yet, unplug the garage door opener.

Another useful tip:

Don’t Do Any DIY Modifications to Garage Doors

As tempting as it may be, before you do any modifications to your garage door, especially if you have an electric garage door, please consult the experts first. You can always call the manufacturer’s experts just to be sure. Chances are, you are compromising your own security by doing something you shouldn’t to your garage door.

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