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How To Keep Your Garage Secure

Posted By:  |  June 16, 2015  |  0 Comment(s)

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When thinking of home security, many people don’t give much thought to the garage, or at least if they do, it doesn’t go beyond simply keeping it closed. Of course, keeping the garage door closed when it’s not in use is the No. 1 rule for garage security.

This means even if you’re going “in and out,” close it unless you’ll be going back out in less than 30 seconds. Leaving it open for “just a few minutes” is more than enough time for a burglar to sneak into the garage and hide—or worse yet, a sociopath with a knife might get in.

This isn’t about living in fear. It’s about taking very simple measures that cost next to nothing to add layers of security to your home.

  • A burglar may also want to steal only what’s in the garage, so once again, keep the door closed, even on a blistering hot day.
  • When you’re gone for extended periods, lock the garage. If it’s not equipped with a lock, then get one. Remember, there will always be someone out there who doesn’t want to pay for a power drill.
  • Consider unplugging it when not in use for extended periods.
  • Don’t blow off any side doors to the garage; treat them as you do your main front door: with top-notch locks.
  • Does your garage have windows? This creates an extra problem, because a thief can break through a window, stick his arm through and open the door by yanking on the security release cord. See what you can come up with to prevent this from happening. Perhaps you can lay some anti-penetration film over the window. This won’t prevent shattering, but it will prevent penetrating through. Another option is some device that threads through the security cord, making it impossible for a thief to release it.

Don’t leave the garage door opener in your car if it’s parked in the driveway; thieves have been known to break into a car, get the opener, open the garage and rob it.

Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.

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