Install a Smart Door Opener
Use Motion-Activated Lights and Cameras
Motion-activated flood lights are great for deterring would-be thieves or intruders. These lights turn on when they detect motion, shining a light on any nefarious activity and giving you a heads up that something is going on outside. Install solar-powered lights and you won’t have to worry about hooking these up to anything! The same principle applies to security cameras as well. You can set up motion detection on cameras placed outside your garage to pick up on movement. Movement will trigger the camera to start recording, and many systems allow you to check in on the camera system with a smartphone so you can observe what’s happening in real time.
Install a Garage Shield
Openers in modern overhead garages are equipped with what is known as an emergency release cord. This device is helpful for true emergencies, but also gives intruders an easy way to enter your garage. Instead of cutting the cord and risking your own safety, you can install a garage shield that covers the cord so that a thief cannot use it to break in.
Use a Garage Door Lock
You don’t have to have an automated garage door opener in order to increase your security. In fact, there are many ways to make your garage door more secure without the use of technology at all. If you open your garage door manually with a handle, consider adding a locking handle that requires a key or combination to unlock. You can also get a lock that is installed on the inside of your garage door, like a slide lock. These locks can only be accessed from inside the garage, making your garage secure from intruders. If you want to install an automated garage door opener system, however, there are tons of options! At Closing Time Garage Doors, we can help you find the best garage door opener for your needs.
Keep the Door Between Your House and Garage Locked
Other Tips for Garage Security
This list could easily go on forever, as there are a myriad of ways you can help protect your home and garage from burglaries. Here are just a few more security suggestions that didn’t make our top five list.
- Keep shrubs and trees cleared away from your garage and other entryways
- Keep your garage door closed, even when you’re home
- Frost garage windows with film to obscure valuables
- Don’t’ keep your garage door opener in your car and in plain sight
Consult Your Garage Door Experts
Coming home to find your garage has been broken into is never a good feeling, especially when you know there are steps you could have taken to prevent intruders from gaining access. Consider implementing a few or all of these tips to keep your garage safe from burglary. If you need assistance locating any of these items or would like to talk to a garage door specialist about what you can do to ensure your garage door and garage door openers are working as they should, give us a call at Closing Time Garage Doors. We have years of experience working with garage doors of all kinds and can recommend garage door services in replacement, repairs or maintenance to help keep your garage in top shape.