Garages are more than just storage spaces for valuables or vehicles, they are also another entrance to your home. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind to deter burglaries from occurring.
1. Don’t leave your garage door open
This is the first step to take in securing your garage. Even if you feel you live in a safe neighborhood, it is a good idea to close your garage doors when leaving your home. Leaving your garage open could provide an invitation to unwanted guests. Double check to make sure your garage door has shut when leaving your driveway. Something could be stuck near the sensor causing it to go up as you drive away.
2. Do not leave the opener visible in your car
Leaving a garage door opener visible car is the equivalent of leaving a house key on the seat of your car. Someone could easily break into your car and use your remote to open your garage and access your home. If you must leave your opener in your car, make sure it is in a place where no one can visibly see it from outside the car.
3. Secure the door to your home
Ensure the door from your home to your garage is locked. This door should be treated like your front door. Take extra precaution against break-ins by using a heavy-duty exterior door with a quality deadbolt.
4. Install motion-sensor lights
Installing motion-sensitive lights will help to deter nighttime break-ins. Thieves are more likely not going to commit their crimes while under a spotlight. Motion-sensor lights are also beneficial for seeing your way into your home at night.
Fagan Door offers a variety of garage door options that are not only efficient but will also accent your home. Our doors are built to last. For more information, contact us at 401-821-2729.