Garage Door Security
- Keeping your garage door secure is important for the overall security of your home
- Examine the condition of your garage door and replace if necessary
- Add motion-activated lights around your garage and home
- Add a deadbolt to your garage entry door
- Don’t leave your garage door remote in your car
- Consider getting your garage door serviced by a professional like Eastern Garage Doors
- Eastern Garage Doors provides garage door services to residents in Melbourne, they offer garage door replacements, servicing, and garage door remotes and accessories.
Keeping your home and its contents secure is a high priority for every homeowner. And your garage plays an integral role in securing your home.
Almost every day, your garage door is the most used entry point in your home. That’s why it makes sense to ensure that it’s doing its job to keep your home and garage secure.
In this article, we’ll outline 4 ways you can keep your house and garage secure.
Examine the condition of your garage door
A garage door that isn’t secure could become an entryway to your home for thieves and other trespassers. If your garage door is old and starting to look very weathered, you could be putting your home and garage at risk.
Signs that it’s time to replace your garage door include; excessive rust, gaps, leaks, loose seals and warping panels. If you spot any of these signs, it may be time to replace your garage door.
If you don’t think you need to replace your garage door, consider getting it serviced by a garage door specialist like the team at Eastern Garage Doors. We will be able to fix any issues so that your garage door stays secure. And if we think your garage door may be beyond repair, we’ll recommend installing a replacement.
Add lighting around your garage and home
Trespassers like to operate in the dark, where they can’t be seen. So another great way to keep your house and garage secure is to add motion activated lights around your garage and home. Lights act as a powerful deterrent to stop people from approaching your home in the night.
Install lights in the key areas around your home; above your garage, in your entryway, and at the corners of your home.
Add a deadbolt to your garage entry door
An often overlooked entryway to your home is the side door in your garage (if you have one). If this door is weak, or if you accidentally forget to lock it, you could give trespassers easy access to your home and garage.
To rectify this, consider adding a deadbolt or at least another lock to your garage entry door. And don’t forget to check all your locks every night!
Don’t leave your garage door remote in your car
A garage door remote is essentially a second set of keys into your home. If one of your cars is parked in the driveway or on the street at night, all a criminal needs to do is break into your car, retrieve the garage door remote, and then walk right into your home.
Keep your garage door remote on your keychain with your other keys and avoid leaving it in your car. That way, you won’t be unintentionally giving trespassers easy access to your home.
Choose Eastern Garage Doors to keep your house and garage secure
We provide professional garage door services to residents all over Melbourne. Talk to us today about getting your garage door serviced or replaced, or check out our range of garage door remotes and accessories.
Give our friendly team a call today on 03 9812 3062.