Keep Your Garage Door Safe From Burglars

Posted on: February 19, 2019

Keep Your Garage Door Safe From Burglars

It is a fact that burglars look for the easy opportunity when searching for houses to rob. They look for the obvious, such as open windows with no one home, no lights on for a few days, no pets and an easy-to-break-in garage door. Don’t let yourself become a victim — safeguard your garage door.

What Can You Do to Safeguard Your Garage Door

Did you know that it only takes about three minutes for expert thieves to break into your garage door, open it and enter the house? How do they do it and how can you prevent it? All that the thief does is trip the garage door safety release, and this can be easily done with a hanger or piece of wire. Once the release is moved to the open position, the thief can manually open the door and enter the garage. Here are a few tips to safeguard your garage door when you have a remote control system:

  • Disable the emergency release lever. When you turn off the emergency release lever, thieves will not be able to break into the garage door like they were planning to do. However, you won’t be able to get into your garage through the door either if you need to either.
  • Remove the cord pull. The cord pull is what thieves grab onto, and if it is not there, then they won’t be able to open the door to get into the garage.
  • Lock the release lever. You can use a cable tie to lock the release level onto the carriage. When you do this simple trick, the thieves are unable to attach a wire on the lever and open the door.

Of course, there are a few other things you can do to keep burglars away from your garage door. For instance, install a motion sensor light near your garage door. A type of movement will cause the light to come on and will keep the thieves from breaking in. Another great tip is to keep a radio turned on in the garage. Typically the sound of voices will keep thieves away too.

Contact us at Affordable Garage Door, Inc.

If you need a new garage door or a garage door repair, we can help. We have been in business for two decades, and our customers are our number one priority. Stop by to see why so many people in Northwest Indiana have come to depend on Affordable Garage Door, Inc. for all the latest in garage door and garage door accessories. We are located at 1250 W 180 Lane in Lowell, Indiana. Contact us online, or phone at 219-696-4279.

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