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7 Garage Door Security Tips To Keep Your Home Safe

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Garage Door Security: Protecting Your Home & Family

You may already have a security plan for your front door, but what about your garage door? Don't overlook this entryway to your home and leave it vulnerable to intruders!

By implementing small changes and allocating some protection to your garage door, your can help keep your home and family safe from garage door break-ins. Accurate Door has you covered with seven garage door security tips that will increase protection and bring you peace of mind.

1. Keep Valuables Out Of Sight

Can you look through your garage door windows and see expensive power tools, bicycles and other valuables? If possible, keep anything enticing out of sight. Store items in tubs, boxes or behind anything that will prevent them from being seen by an intruder scoping out the scene through your windows.

You can also frost your garage door windows or add a tint to make them harder to see through. Never leave any high-ticket items laying around within access.

2. Never Leave Your Garage Remote In Your Car

If you keep your garage door remote on your car's visor, you may want to consider an alternative. Treat your remote like you would the keys to your home and never leave it unattended.

Keyring garage door remotes are an easy way to keep your valuables in one place and out of your empty car. Having your remote in hand can also be a good reminder to always close the door when you're away and never leave it open necessarily while you're home.

3. Install Floodlights & Security Cameras

Dark homes without any outdoor security are much more inviting to potential intruders. If your home is equipped with lights and cameras, intruders are less likely to view it as an easy target.

Consider installing floodlights with motion detection and security cameras to monitor your driveway and deter garage door break-ins. Both systems offer added protection to keep an eye on your home while you're away.

4. Install A Smart Garage Door Opener

If your garage door opener is outdated, it's the perfect time to upgrade to a smart device for greater control and security. Smart garage door openers with cameras are an easy way to keep an eye on your home and garage while you're away.

Connecting the garage door opener to your phone lets you monitor suspicious activity or even check if you accidentally left the door open when you left. Accurate Door offers a wide range of garage door openers with smart features, from motion detection to wifi and smartphone controls.

5. Lock The Entry Door To Your Home

If someone breaks in through your garage door, the last thing you want is for them to enter your home as well. Make sure to always lock the door that connects your garage to your home, even if you're there.

Even just having the door handle locked may be enough to deter an intruder from spending time trying to break into your home. Creating small habits like locking this door is an important part of securing your entire home.

6. Secure The Emergency Release Cord

When it comes to home break-ins, you have to be prepared for anything. Some thieves will create a gap at the top of the garage door and "fish" with a wire hanger or other device to reach the emergency release cord.

You can install a garage shield to cover the cord or simply zip-tie it in place to keep it from hanging where intruders may be able to reach it. If you need to manually open the door during an emergency, you can simply remove the cover or cut the zip tie and replace it later.

7. Schedule Routine Maintenance

One of the easiest ways to fortify your home's garage door is by staying on top of maintenance and repairs. If the door has any cracks, malfunctioning parts or broken windows, it's an easier target for break-ins.

Your garage door should be serviced at least once a year to ensure everything is working properly and safely. Maintenance jobs are the best time to catch small problems and repair them before they turn into a major safety risk.

Accurate Door's One Door Plan makes routine maintenance and tune-ups a breeze with scheduled service that covers your door, keypad, opener and more.

Keep Your Home Safe With Accurate Door

At Accurate Door, your safety and security are at the forefront of everything we do. From garage door opener upgrades to door maintenance and emergency repairs, we help protect your home and your family.

If you're not sure what the right solution is to increase your garage door security, we're happy to help! Give us a call today at 630-239-1768 for service in and around the Aurora, IL area.

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