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How to Increase Garage Door Security

In terms of the security of most homes, garage doors are often a weak point. Therefore, it should come to no one's surprise that garage doors are one of the primary targets of thieves. For example, in some cases, thieves will break into a vehicle just to steal the garage door remote. Here are a few tips that should help you increase your garage door security.

Replace Your Garage Door Remote

As stated above, a common way that thieves gain access to a garage door is by breaking into the car to get the remote, which most people clip to their car's visor. To increase your garage door security, you should not leave the remote in the car. If you have a big garage door remote, you should replace it with the keychain version of remotes, which you can find at home centers. The brand year of the keychain remote should match that of your current remote. If you lose your garage door remote, you should disable it. That way, if someone finds your remote, they won't be able to use it to break into your home.

Lock the Door Between the House and Garage

In the event that a thief manages to get into your garage, you should make it difficult for them to get into your home. The easiest way you can do this is by putting a deadbolt on the door in your garage that leads to your house. While it may be inconvenient to have to use your key every time to enter your home, a deadbolt will boost security significantly. Also, it is a good idea to install a door that is sturdy, strong, and made out of reinforced steel or solid-core wood.

Get an Alarm System

You should consider investing in an alarm system for your garage door. That way, if someone manages to get into your garage at night, an alarm will go off scaring the intruder and warning all the inhabitants of the home.

Thieves take advantage of lackluster garage door security more often than many people think. For more information about how to increase garage door security, don't hesitate to contact us.

For more questions about enhancing your garage door security, contact Town & Country Door LLC today.