Garage Door Safety Tips

Are you concerned about your Garage ? Is it safe? Can someone break in?

  1. Don’t leave the garage door remote in your vehicle. If an offender breaks in to your car and steal the remote he has a way into your home. Invest in a keychain remote  you can leave on your keys.
  2. Does your Garage have an internal door? Keep it locked. Put a deadbolt on the door between your house and garage.
  3. Make sure the door from your internal garage door into your house is as secure as your front door. It should have a strong, sturdy door made out of solid wood with a deadbolt.  lock. 
  4. Never leave your garage door open for airflow. Even a small gap is big enough for a child to slip under or the door to be forced upward.
  5. Going away?  Use a Padlock the secure your garage door when you’re out of town. Some doors have a hole in the track which can be clamped.  If you don’t have this style on your garage door, you can use a c-clamp to tightened down on each side of the door track to effectively “lock” down the door. Make sure the door is turned off first so it can not accidentally be operated as you will damage the motor.
  6. Service and Maintain the mechanical parts of your garage door. Old and damaged doors become weak and can easily be pried open or locks broken.
  7. If you have lost your remote controls or fear they have been stolen. Arrange a serviceman to come out and re-set the codes on your Garage door opener. This will make previous remotes invalid
  8. Have remotes reset to a new code when you move in to a new house. The old tenants may have spare remotes that will still work and they can gain entry to your property.