4 Tips To Secure Your Garage Door
Is your garage door secure? It turns out that in less than six seconds, a burglar can open your garage even when you think it is securely closed. The only tool that they need to get in is a wire hanger. They do this by using the hanger to pull down the lever on the emergency release that locks your garage door to the track. Once in your garage they will have access to many valuable items such as golf clubs, cars, electronics and many other items that you may store there. They may even have access to your home if you have not secured it.
There are ways to secure your garage and ensure that would be criminals do not gain access.
1. Secure Emergency Release. You can prevent a burglar from using a wire hanger to open your garage by using a simple zip-tie. The zip-tie is used to make sure that the emergency lever is locked. By putting the zip-tie around this lever, a criminal is no longer able to use a hanger to get in. You will also still be able to use the emergency release by quickly breaking the zip tie by putting your weight on it.
2. Garage Door Opener. Do not leave your garage door opener in your car if it is outside of the garage. Thieves will break into the car just so that they can open the garage door and get to your belongings. A good idea may be to buy a garage door opener that is a keychain and that you can take with you when you get out of the car.
3. Lock the Inside Door. Many people do not lock the door to their home because they think that the garage door is enough protection. When you leave and when you go to bed at night, lock the door in the garage the leads to your home. This is an extra level of protection between you and the criminals.
4. Cover Windows. When a criminal is able to see all of the goods that are in your garage, they will be more likely to try and break in. By covering the windows and preventing people from seeing inside, you can deter would-be intruders.
Your garage is part of your home which can contain many valuable belongings. Be sure to take all the precautions that are necessary to protect your belongings and your family. For more garage door tips, contact a company like Calgary Overhead Doors LTD.