Your garage door is probably the largest moving part on your home, and also one of the biggest threats to your home’s security. Garage doors can be a target for any thief. If your garage door is lacking the proper upkeep, your home may be at risk. In this blog, we’re going to cover some basic ideas to protect your garage from theft.
Garage Door Maintenance
Keeping up with garage door maintenance and repairs is one of the easiest ways to deter a break-in. It is much easier to compromise a door that is run down and practically falling off its hinges. If you have your garage door checked and repaired annually, it will not only look better, but it will also offer more protection.
While you may think you live in a pretty safe neighborhood, you never know when a burglar may strike. Many of local communities are very tight-knit and residents may even feel like they don’t need to take simple precautionary measures to protect their garage. Here are a few things you can do to keep your garage safer:
- Install a security monitoring system.
- Add exterior lighting around your garage.
- Lock any doors attached to your garage.
- Close the door when you’re not using the garage.
Rely on Others
Get to know your neighbors. If you’re going to be away for an extended period of time, ask them to keep an eye out for you. Also, return the favor when they’re in need. Stay in the loop with any projects they have going on that require other people to be on their property. If you build up trust and have a good relationship with your neighbors, they can be a good resource.
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