If you're in the process of upgrading your home security, don't forget about your garage. You might not think there'd be a lot you could do to burglar-proof your garage, but you'd be wrong. There are actually quite a few simple changes you can make to secure your home, starting at the garage. Here are three methods you can use to make your garage more secure.
Most garages come equipped with entry doors that lead directly into your home. If you're like most people, you probably keep your entry door unlocked for easy access. Unfortunately, if you've forgotten to close your garage door, you've also provided easy access to trespassers. Garage door monitors will send an alert when you forget to close the garage door.
Most sensors are battery-operated and don't require any wiring or installation. Simply attach the sensor to your garage door using an adhesive strip and set the monitor in your home. The alarm will remind you to close your door. For added security, you might want to consider installing an automatic garage door closer. While the garage door closer does need to be wired and installed, you can program it to shut after a specific amount of time. Working in the garage and don't want it to shut? Simply override the garage door closer until you're done working.
Cover Your Windows
If you have windows in your garage, those can be a welcome invitation for would-be burglars to take a peek inside. You can protect your valuables and make your home more secure by covering your garage windows. If you don't want to hang curtains or shades in your garage, simply apply a translucent film on your windows. The translucent film will allow light into your garage but will keep burglars from seeing into it.
Lock the Overhead Door
Automatic garage door openers require a remote control or keypad access before opening. However, if you're out of town, burglars can always pry your garage door open if they want in bad enough. That's where a simple padlock comes in handy. Drill a hole through your garage door tracks, just above a roller, and place a padlock through it. The padlock will keep the garage door locked in place while you're gone.
You want to make your home as secure as possible. The best way to do that is to begin with the garage. Use the simple tips provided here to secure your garage and keep your family safe. For more tips, contact a company like Don Johnson's Door Service.