With Summer fast approaching, many Australian families are planning trips away over the festive holidays. And unfortunately, with that travelling comes an up-tick in home break-ins and other related crimes.
You probably already know how important it is to ensure that all the doors and windows are locked before you leave for your trip, but what about your garage door? Your garage door could actually be quite a vulnerable entry point unless the proper precautions are taken.
In this article, we’ll outline how to secure your garage door to prevent a break-in while you’re enjoying a well deserved holiday!
Install an automatic garage door lock
The first step to preventing a burglary while you’re on holiday is to make sure your garage door is actually closed, the next best thing to do is install an automatic garage door lock!
Automatic garage door locks automatically deadbolt your garage door every time you close it, this is a surefire way to ensure that thieves cannot gain access to your home through your garage door.
If you’re planning on spending extended time away from your home, or travelling overseas, investing in an automatic garage door lock is a really smart investment.
Motion lighting above your garage door
Another great way to deter robbers and other criminals is to install motion activated lighting above your garage door. The lights remain off unless somebody activates them by moving under them.
This can act as a great deterrent to thieves if they’re trying to break in through your garage door. The light will expose their crimes to neighbours and hopefully scare them off before they go any further.
Install a security camera
Another smart way to beef up the security at your home is to install a security camera above your garage door. This is also a great way to deter potential criminals from breaking into your home.
With security cameras, you’ll be able to check on your home throughout your trip, and receive notifications if any motion is detected near the cameras.
Take your garage door remote with you
If you’ve got cars parked outside while you’re away, don’t forget to take your garage door remote with you! Many people like to keep their garage door remote inside their cars for convenience, but this isn’t a good idea.
If a thief spies your garage door remote inside your car, they’ll do whatever they can to get it, giving them easy access inside your home without you even knowing. Don’t risk it, take your garage door remote with you!
Choose Eastern Garage Doors, your garage door specialists
If it’s been a while since you had your garage door serviced, try and book one in before you go away on holiday. We can identify any vulnerabilities in your garage door and fix them right away, so you’ll have greater peace of mind while you’re on holiday.
Talk to our team today about our garage door services, you can give our friendly team a call on 03 9812 3062.