While a garage door works to protect your valuable possessions, it is important to remember that, if broken or mishandled, a garage door can also serve as an entryway for criminals. By keeping in mind a few essential safety tips, you can ensure that your garage door only works to keep intruders out—blocking their access to your possessions and home.
Never leave your garage door remote is in an obvious or visible location. Even the best garage door security is useless if a burglar has wireless access to your home. Your vehicle is an especially dangerous place to leave a garage door remote. Criminals won’t hesitate to break a car window if they spot a garage door remote on the dashboard.
Thankfully, the door between your garage and your home acts as backup protection from break-ins. Make sure your garage entry door is secured with powerful locks and a break-in prevention kit. These precautions ensure that your home remains safe even if your garage door is breached.
Many garage door opener manufacturers also sell garage door monitors. These devices will notify your family if the garage door is left open for an extended period of time. Some monitors can even be programmed to shut the door automatically. Consider having a garage door monitor installed if you have a habit of leaving the garage door open.
Routine garage door maintenance is an essential part of garage door security. Malfunctioning garage doors are easy to breech and may even open randomly on their own. These maintenance issues make your home extremely vulnerable to intruders, so address these repair problems immediately. Plus, a professional technician can suggest additional strategies for securing your garage.
Get in touch with GDR Garage Door Repair Service if your broken garage door is a security threat. Our speedy response guarantees that your garage door is repaired as quickly as possible. Call us at (972) 544-7367 to request a quote.