You may be a prime target for potential thieves if you store valuable items in your garage. Even worse, your garage may offer an easy entry point into your home. We illustrate seven tips to keep thieves out of your garage, which helps make it a less attractive target for thieves.
1. Put a deadbolt on the door
If somehow thieves managed to enter the garage, they will finally have all the access to your home if the door that leads to your house from the garage isn’t as secured as the other external doors around your house. To ensure an extra layer of protection by installing a garage door lock.
2. Block the cord
In every house, the garage door opener has a cord that, when pulled, disconnects the door from the chain, or belt, so you can manually lift it in emergencies. Burglars can yank a cord from outside by fishing a coat hanger between the top of the door and trim.
3. Don’t leave the remote in the car
Some house owners usually leave their garage door remote in the car for easy access. However, it’s a convenience that could leave your garage vulnerable to theft, especially if it’s visible through your car windows. So keep your garage door remote inside your home.
4. Frost your windows
If your garage has windows, burglars can quickly get a view of what’s inside, which helps them decide if it’s worth breaking in or not. You can use many kinds of window tint or frosted sprays to opaque the glass so that they can’t see inside.
5. Install lights with motion sensors
If a light flips on while a pair of burglars lurks near your garage’s side door, it is bound to agitate them—and maybe even frighten them altogether. However, since you might not be home (or awake), flipping the switch are a practical option.
6. Use a smart garage door opener
One of the great features of some modern garage door openers is the innovative technology, which lets you remotely monitor and operate your garage doors. This technology is also helpful in cases where you forget to close your garage door after leaving the house. A simple click on your phone’s screen allows you to open or close the doors, even when you’re miles from home.
7. Use CCTV cameras
CCTV cameras are a great and innovative invention and a fundamental contributor to security. They enable you to keep a vigilant eye on all areas of your property, and their presence scares away potential thieves. In addition, it records all the happenings and makes catching the perpetrators much easier through clear identification. But, as is evident, thieves hate attention, and the idea of being monitored and recorded doesn’t sit well with them.
If you need help securing your garage, contact SLS Locksmith. We’re a full-service security provider and provide all kinds of locksmith services. For the help you need, call us at any time.