Thefts from garages are on the rise. While we often put a lot of effort into protecting our homes, we often forget about garage security. Many people fail to realise the value of the tools, bicycles and other items that they store in their garages. The good news is that homes are much more secure these days compared to in the past.
With 85% of homes now having double-glazed windows, strong locks, multi-lock points on their front and back doors and security systems in place such as alarms, it’s harder for homes to get broken into.
However, your garage is likely to be a part of the home that is less guarded, and it may not be as much of a priority when it comes to where you spend your money. Thankfully, there are some simple things that you can do to make your garage more secure.
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Upgrade the Doors
If your garage doors are old, chances are that they are quite flimsy and will be easier to break into. Old garage doors also tend to have old locks that are not difficult for a would-be burglar to get past and get their hands on your tools and anything else that you store in your garage.
The good news is that simply updating the doors with new doors from Legion Garage Doors can make the entire garage far more secure. Legion Garage Doors serves Edmonton and the surrounding communities, offering a wide range of garage door options along with repair services.
Choose an Automated Door
If you want to replace your garage door to add more overall security, an automated door is the best choice. It’s much more than just a clever gadget, offering additional security and allowing you to open and close the door with the push of a button easily. Automation makes it easy to control the garage door even when you are in the car, which will encourage you to make sure that it is closed more often.
CCTV is becoming a more and more common fixture in homes across the country, and the best part is that you can now get very affordable and easy to use home security cameras that you can use with your smartphone.
While you might have CCTV installed in your home or in the form of a video doorbell at your front door, it is also a good idea to have CCTV that is aimed at your garage, so you can keep an eye on it and deter thieves from trying to get in and steal your things.
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Check the Door Regularly
If you can enter your garage from the house and don’t use it for storing your car, chances are that it might have been a while since you have used the main garage door.
While the good news is that most garage doors are fairly strong and durable, problems such as rot in the frames can make them easier to get into. Since the garage door is more exposed to the elements than other parts of your home, it’s worth checking it every few months for any problems that might reduce the security.
While you probably spend a lot of time thinking about how to make your home more secure, it’s important not to forget about the garage.
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