The holiday season is a delightful time filled with cheer, family gatherings, and plenty of gifts to go around; however, there’s a darker side to the holiday season as burglaries spike and home break-in trends escalate.
Did you know that your garage is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home, often targeted by burglars?
They understand that some people tend to store their holiday gifts or valuables in the garage, and if it’s an easy target, they’ll go for the opportunity.
Don’t Let Your Garage Be an Easy Target
Garage security is especially critical for older model garage doors because there’s a high possibility they are:
- Not connected to a home’s primary alarm system
- Don’t have a built-in locking system, allowing them to be forced open from the outside
- Aren’t built with modern security features
Even if you have a modern garage door, there are a few steps you can take this holiday season to “beef up” your garage security and give yourself further peace of mind.
How to Secure Your Garage for the Holidays
To beef up your garage security and keep thieves out of your garage for good, a few simple steps and quick security installations could make all the difference.
Lincoln Door of Tempe, AZ is an electric garage door company operating since 1967 and well-versed in garage door security.
They provide garage door repair, replace sections of garage doors, provide garage door accessories, replace springs, and most importantly — can assist you with the following garage door security installations.
Replace Your Garage Door
If you have an older garage door or one that simply doesn’t have the security features of modern doors today, one of the quickest and easiest ways you can secure your garage is through a new door. Lincoln Door can make this process a breeze.
Install a Garage Door Deadbolt
If you know you won’t be opening your garage for a period of time, a very simple way to secure your door is through a garage door deadbolt. This is your typical deadbolt, mounted on the inside of your garage door and attached to the wall to prevent anyone from opening, prying, or otherwise forcing your door open.
Install an On/Off Switch for Your Garage Door Opener
Most garage door openers are left on 24/7, even if the owners of the home are out on an extended vacation or aren’t watching their garage space. By disabling your garage door opener completely when it’s not in use, you immediately beef up your security.
Shield Your Emergency Release Cord
Every garage door has an emergency release cord, and it has been shown that thieves can use a coat hanger to open your door in under a minute! By installing a garage shield cover that covers this emergency release, you’ll secure your garage even further.