Although not necessarily a fun topic, garage (and home) security is absolutely necessary, no matter the season. It’s also one of those things where you probably don’t think about it until there’s a problem. Of course, you want to avoid problems in the first place—to that end, we’ve compiled some tips!
How Can You Increase Garage Door (and Home) Security?
Here are eight ways to help improve the security of your garage door, garage space and home:
- Shut the garage door. This one seems like a no-brainer, but you may be surprised at how many people leave their garage doors open, especially when it’s nice out! Make sure your garage door is closed all the way, especially when you’re locking up for the night.
- Consider locking the garage door. Many doors actually have a locking mechanism. A simple interior slide lock or exterior keyed lock can be purchased through a local garage door service provider.
- Don’t leave the remote in the car. We get it—it’s a lot more convenient to leave the garage door remote in the car, but we don’t recommend doing this if you park the car in the driveway or out on the street.
- Lock interior doors leading into the house. On the off chance somebody breaks into the garage, you want to be sure the door into the house is safe and secure—at all times.
- Don’t give out the garage door code. When it comes to the code to your keypad, keep it in the family. Avoid telling it to too many people. If your keypad requires professional repair, it’s recommended to clear the code and reprogram it afterwards.
- Go with frosted or privacy glass. If you prefer windowless garage doors, that’s perfectly fine. If you like windows but are concerned about security, there are options like frosted glass and other ways to increase privacy and security. You can also place windows higher up.
- Buy an alarm system for the garage. Alarm systems and security systems—like Overhead Door’s Wall Console and Advanced Wall Console—can help provide peace of mind. They offer additional security by giving you more control over your door. The consoles feature Sure-Lock™, which disables the remote’s access to the garage when you’re away for extended periods of time.
- Keep up with maintenance. This one may seem unrelated, but a garage door in perfect working condition is more secure than one that is corroding, rusting or experiencing other problems. Plus, a properly working door also provides thermal protection! If you need a garage door tune-up or even full replacement, be timely about it.
Garage Door Repair & Replacement in Indianapolis
If you need to repair or replace the garage door on your central Indiana area home, there’s only one name you need to know! Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie has all your residential and commercial garage door needs covered.
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