As a homeowner, maintaining the security of your home and family is no doubt a top priority.
Whether you live alone, with a partner, or are part of a large family, you’ll want to feel safe and secure in the house you live in, protecting your possessions and also your own wellbeing.
While many of us spend a lot of money and time enforcing the security of doors and entrances, you may have neglected to pay attention to your garage door. 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.
Choose a Reputable and Secure Garage Door Brand
When buying a new garage door, visit a professional for expert advice and tell them safety and security is paramount to your peace of mind.
You may want to consider a solid door without windows. If you prefer having daylight in the garage, ask for the windows to be installed in the top section to make the inside less visible. You can also frost your existing windows.
With top brands like Gliderol and Tower Garage Doors, you can be guaranteed strength – their ranges include strong products such as roller doors reinforced with an aluminium bottom rail for maximum protection. They’ll also add a quality appearance to the front of your home, a strong appearance to deter intruders and thieves.
Keep Your Garage Door Closed
Always keep the garage door properly closed, even when you’re at home. Getting into this habit will ensure you don’t accidentally leave the house without securely locking up. It’ll also keep you safe from anybody entering the home through the garage door when you are at home.
Also, don’t ever leave your garage door open when you’re not around. This gives everyone visual access to anything valuable that might be stored inside. And don’t forget the garage door when you’re locking up at night.
Light up Your Garage
Illuminate the exterior of your garage with a spotlight or motion sensing light, for added security and peace of mind.
Remote Control and Alarm Code Safety
Don’t leave your garage door remote out in the open, visible to people passing by – who may include potential thieves and intruders. If you must keep the remote control in your car at night, put it in the glove box, away from sight.
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.
If you’ve invested in an alarm system for the garage, don’t ever give out the security code to your exterior wireless keypad. If you do have to share it with someone, such as a service provider, be sure to clear out the old code and reprogram the keypad with a new one.
Don’t Do Any DIY Modifications to Garage Doors
If you have an electric garage door, then it’s essential that you speak with the manufacturer before undertaking any modifications. Whilst you do so you may also want to ask them for their tips and tricks for security improvement.
Keeping Your Home Secure When on Vacation
When leaving for extended periods of time, always remember to lock the garage door and set the vacation lock switch on your wall station. You could also unplug the garage door opener.
The professionals at Impact Garage Doors can provide you with expert advice on the best garage doors to make you feel safe and secure in your home. Call us on 02 4044 0806 or simply contact us online for a free quote, or to book an appointment with one of our experienced technicians.