When people think of home security, sometimes they overlook a high security risk – their garage door. We are a garage door company serving Mendota Heights and through the years we have learned a thing or two about garage doors and the important part they play in home security.
Take a look at the door that leads from your garage to your home. Is it strong and secure like your front door? Or is it flimsy with only the lock on the door knob and that’s it? That door should be just as strong as your front door, and it should also have a deadbolt. Sure, this means you will have to take the time to lock and unlock it as you’re coming and going, but the couple of extra seconds could be worth it in the long run.
When you leave your home, even if it’s only for a short time, do not leave your garage door open. Take the time to close it so you don’t accidentally leave your house open to strangers. In the same vein, do not leave your keys in your car. In the unfortunate event your garage is broken into, this could mean the difference between a stolen car and one that stays right where it should be.
Use frosting or some type of window spray on any garage door windows you have. That way, no one can peek in and see what is in there or what kind of car you drive. More privacy can be a good thing!
Take the time to install motion-activated security lights around your garage and the rest of your home. Not only does this deter crime, it can also come in handy if you go outside when it’s dark out and you forget a flashlight.
For more information on repairs and new installations for your garage door in Mendota Heights, call Premium Garage Door Service at 952-513-4849 or Request Service.