3 Ways To Make Your Garage Much More Secure

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One of the biggest vulnerabilities when it comes to your home's security is your garage, mostly because the garage door itself is not really too much of a hindrance to a determined burglar. However, there are a few ways to make your garage and the garage door much more secure, such as the three listed below.

Purchase An Opener With A Timer

A major mistake that many people make with their garage doors is simply not closing the door entirely whenever they leave their homes. This can often be due to the fact that you left your home in a rush or that you simply forgot to close it due to being in a hurry or tired. This is a huge problem because it can allow a potential burglar to enter the garage and break into your home via the door connecting the garage to your house while being less visible to anyone driving by. 

However, you can avoid this issue by purchasing a garage door opener that has a timer built into it. This system will start counting down as the door is completely raised and will close after a set amount of time as long as the sensors do not detect an obstruction below the door. 

Lock The Garage Door

Another way to make your garage door more secure is to actually take advantage of the locking mechanism that most garage doors have. These locking mechanisms typically consist of a latch that goes over the garage door track that will either snap into place or that you can use a padlock to secure. This option is one of the most effective ways to secure your garage door when you and your family are in for the night or if you are going to be out of town for a few days, mostly because it can prevent a burglar from forcing the garage door open. 

Secure The Garage Windows

Finally, one of the best ways to keep a prospective burglar away from your garage door and out of your garage is to secure your garage's windows. This typically means obstructing your window or using window coverings to prevent the burglar or intruder from being able to see inside the garage in order to identify potential vulnerabilities in your security or to find things to steal. The harder it is for a burglar to scout out your home and garage, the more likely it is that he or she will simply move on to an easier target.

Contact a garage door contractor today to discuss more ways to secure your garage and garage door. Purchasing an opener with a timer, locking the garage door, and securing the garage windows are just a few of the things that you can do to make your garage much more secure. For more information, contact companies like Eppers Construction.

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