Many people keep important and valuable things, like power tools and vehicles, in their garage. Garage security is very important to many people for this reason. Even people who don’t keep valuables in their garage often worry about garage security, because their garage is connected to their home. There are many things you can do to keep your garage secure. If you’re a homeowner who would like to make your garage a safer place, these tips can help.
1. Install Motion Activated Lights
Motion activated lights help secure your garage by making it obvious when someone steps onto your property after dark. Motion activated lights also make your garage safer by making it easier to navigate your property at night. This is helpful if you usually take out your trash after dark.
To install motion activated lights, most homeowners must hire an electrician. Install lights near entrances to your garage, including at the garage door and at any side or back entrances to your garage.
2. Install Foggy Glass
Thieves and burglars may be more likely to break into your garage if they can see what you keep in there. Clear glass that provides a view into your garage can make breaking and entering more tempting. Clear glass also makes it easier to plan a break in. To prevent intruders from examining your garage and its contents, buy a garage door that has opaque glass.
If your garage door has clear glass in its windows, have the glass replaced by a garage door professional. Replace any clear glass in the side and back entrances with opaque glass as well.
3. Store Your Garage Door Clicker in Your House
Your garage door clicker provides the easiest entry into your house. If you keep your garage door clicker in your car, and your car is parked on the street or driveway, this could entice someone to break into your car and take the clicker.
To avoid problems, store your garage door clicker in your purse, briefcase, or with your other belongings. Bring it in with you when you go into your house. Never store your clicker in your car, even if your car is not parked in front of your house.
If your garage door clicker is stolen at any point, reprogram your automatic garage door opener. Do this as soon as possible after the clicker is stolen. If you’re not sure how to reprogram your garage door opener, contact a representative from your garage door installation company.
4. Trim Your Landscaping
Landscaping provides a place for thieves and intruders to hide when they’re trying to gain access to your garage. The closer the landscaping is to your house, the closer the intruder will be.
Keep landscaping against your home trim and tidy, to make it harder for someone to hide in your bushes. Remove any bushes or large plants in the vicinity of your garage door, or in the back entrance to your garage.
5. Install a Garage Door Opener if You Don’t Have One
Garage door openers help keep garage doors secure by preventing anyone from opening the garage door if they don’t have the opener. Installing a garage door opener makes it possible for you to lock out intruders and prevent them from opening your garage doors. If you don’t have a garage door opener, contact a garage door professional to discuss installing one in your garage.
Contact the Experts
For more information about how you can make your garage door more secure, talk to a garage door expert. At AAA Garage Door Inc, we’ll be happy to give suggestions that can help you keep your garage safe and secure. Call today for more information.