Your garage is an extension of your home that offers you some extra space. It also provides a means of entry and exit for your home. Because of this, it is important to make sure your garage is as secure as possible. Here are four tips you can use to increase your garage’s security.
Secure Your Opener
Your garage door opener is essential because it gives you access to your garage, and by extension, your home. Because of this, it’s important to make sure your remote is in a safe place. Children could get to your remote and open your garage door, leaving your home vulnerable to being entered by unwanted people. In addition, burglars could use your unattended remote to enter your home.
Make Sure Your Door’s Closed
Sometimes we think that we’ve closed our garage doors when this is not actually the case. Whether it’s because there is an object obstructing your garage door or you just forgot to press the button to close it, your garage door may be open. Your garage may have valuable things in it like bikes and tools that can easily be stolen if it is left open. Whenever you are entering or exiting your home, make sure to double check whether you actually closed your garage door.
Cover Your Windows
The windows in your garage door are useful because they are a good source of ventilation and natural light. While these benefits are great, they also can let potential burglars see inside your garage. Cover up your windows with something like cardboard to make sure nobody can see inside your garage.
Maintain Your Garage Door
A weakened door can result from weathering or unrepaired damaged. When a garage door is in disrepair, there is an opportunity for potential thieves to enter your home. If your garage door is worn down, it can be weaker than usual. This presents the perfect opportunity for intruders to try to break in. Maintaining your garage door regularly will help protect your home.
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