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How do I Keep People From Breaking Into My Garage?

Neighborhood Garage Door Repair knows how important your family and belongings are to you. That’s why we wanted to write an article detailing some easy tips and tricks to keep your garage secure. For most people, the garage is in direct access to the home and everything you love.

While automatic garage doors have become of great convenience, they are somewhat of a weak link to your security. Garage doors are often equipped with an emergency release cord that comes in handy when the power goes out and you aren’t able to use your remote. However, anyone with a clothes hanger is able to do the same thing and then break into that garage.

Let’s look at how we can make it a little harder or completely eliminate to gain this access. These tips and tricks will be limited to only a certain type of garage door opener, so it’s important to check the make and model of yours. Here we go!

Release Lever

You can always completely disable the emergency release lever to prevent break ends with a coat hanger. However, you should keep in mind that it will prevent your access to the emergency release as well.  

Removing The Cord

Instead of completely disabling the release lever, you can always remove the cord attached to it. This will prevent the ease of which a coat hanger can grab onto it from the outside. You can then hide it somewhere in the garage that will be easy for you to find.

Locking The Release Lever

Some garage doors allow you to use a cable tie or thin wiring

Covering The Windows

Using something like a clothes hanger to break into a garage is much easier to do when you can see what you are doing. Think about getting frosted windows or putting up heavy-duty curtains to limit the view from the outside. This will be a deterrent for those who are in a hurry.

Going Old School

Let’s take it back and talk about a garage door that isn’t automatic. While this will increase your security, you’ll also find that it costs some of your convenience. Take into consideration the type of climate that you live in most of the time and if you will really want to get in and out of your vehicle every time you need to get in your garage.

Motion Sensing Lights

Motion detecting lights are great for keeping away burglars at night. Get something bright enough that it scares away the intruder, but doesn’t keep you and the neighbors up at night if an animal happens to trip the sensor. You won’t find a lot of thieves that want to do their work under a bright light.

Securing The Home

Did you know that some people don’t even have a lot on the door that leads from their garage into their home? You should still have the same quality lock on the garage door that you do on the exterior doors of the home. If by chance someone were to break in, wouldn’t you rather them take something from the garage and not something of greater importance from your home?

Give Us A Call

If you ever have questions about keeping your garage secure or upgrading to better quality products, please give Neighborhood Garage Door Repair a call. We will be more than happy to assist you in any way. Our friendly phone staff looks forward to speaking with you.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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