10 Tips to keep your garage door safe

If you are a homeowner with a garage, you probably know how much convenience it provides for your everyday life.

At E.S Garage Doors Inc, we know that not only does it provide a safe and reliable place to park your car when you’re not using it, it also doubles up as a storage space for all the items that you can’t seem to get rid of due to sentimental value, but still don’t have space to store inside of your home.

You would have some reasonably valuable items stored in your garage space, it makes sense to ensure that your garage is always safe and secure.

You might be surprised to know that garages are prime targets for would-be thieves and burglars, because of how much easier it is to break into undetected as compared to inside your home.

Here are the top 10 tips you can use to keep your garage door safe and secure, giving you the protection you need for your property and your home from any unforeseen circumstances.

1. Always shut the door when not in use

Just like you would for any other part of your home, you should always ensure that your garage door is shut and secured when you’re not using it – even if you’re popping back inside for a drink.

Thieves and burglars are opportunists, and that 5-minute coffee break in your kitchen while your garage is left unsupervised could end up costing you way more if they get their way.

2. Keep your garage organized

By labeling and organizing where your items are in your garage, you’ll have a better sense of where your stuff is. This means in the event that anything gets stolen, you’ll know immediately and can take the necessary action before its too late.

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3. Install CCTV cameras

By labeling and organizing where your items are in your garage, you’ll have a better sense of where your stuff is. This means in the event that anything gets stolen, you’ll know immediately and can take the necessary action before its too late.

4. Invest in a padlock

Sometimes, the classic padlock or deadbolt does wonders to keep burglars away, as it poses an extra step that makes it worth less for them to break into your garage.

5. Put a fire door in your garage

If you install a fire door as the connecting door to your home from the garage, it keeps your garage safe in the case of a fire happening in your home.

Fire doors can stop the fire from spreading and give you enough time to regain control over the situation and call for necessary help.

6. Consider investing in an alarm

 

A burglar alarm is a proven tactic to scare off any intruders.

Once the alarm starts ringing at full volume and the whole neighborhood hears, you’ll be hard pressed to find any burglars still sticking around trying to break in.

7. Regularly check the moving parts

Inspect your garage door’s moving parts and ensure that the cables, pulleys and the mechanism is not faulty in any way.

These issues are reasonably inexpensive to repair, and that little investment goes a long way.

At E.S Garage Doors Inc, we provide such services, including regular maintenance and servicing of garage doors to keep them in reliable condition.

 

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8. Don’t keep your garage remote in the car

Thieves and burglars want quick, easy access and an even quicker getaway.

By leaving your garage door remote in your car, they can easily break into your vehicle, open up your garage door and drive away with your vehicle before you even know they were there.

Keep the remote in a safe place, or inside your home away from view.

9. Keep your garage windows opaque

Frost your garage windows so that nothing can be seen from the outside.

A burglar would check through the windows to see if there is anything worth stealing inside your garage.

Eliminate this process by making it impossible for them to see what’s inside your garage.

10. Add motion sensor lights

Aftermarket motion sensor lights are capable of pushing out super-high lumens of brightness, meaning that if a would-be burglar comes close to your garage, they can be easily identified by anyone or by any cctv cameras increasing their chances of being caught.

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