Keep Your Garage Door Secure10/13/2013 Back To Blog
Properly securing the garage is a key element of home security. Today, most people use this area as a second entrance into the home. This means that making sure the door is secure is just as important as locking the front door. Many criminals break into the home by way of an unsecure garage door.
Always keep it closed and locked. The majority of homeowners are guilty of assuming that just because they live in a safe area that has little crime, they can leave the door up. This is a big mistake. Areas of low crime are considered inconspicuous to criminals. They know that most people in such areas don’t expect a break-in. Therefore, it is a potential target of low risk to them. Keep it closed.
Many attached garages have an interior door that allows access into the house. Keep this door locked. Thieves know this; that is why they target this area of the home first. Most people casually assume that they can leave this door unlocked simply because the garage door is down. If the door is broken or malfunctioning, it surely can be penetrated.
Maintain your door and keep it in good-shape. A door that is poorly kept is a lot easier for thieves to breach. If you have a modern door, there are security features installed. The opener for example, locks a closed down in position. A door that is kept in exceptional shape will make it more difficult for intruders to compromise it.
If your door has windows installed, consider having them tented or frosted. The last thing you need is for a thief to walk by and suddenly see valuables inside. This can motivate them to target you home. Tenting and frosting garage door windows also complements the door, which complements the home. Contact any garage door company in La Crescenta for recommendations of leading window coatings.