In today’s day and age, it is vital that you take all the precautions available to safeguard your home and your family. Neighborhood Garage Door Repair seamlessly navigates these security issues for homeowners every day.
When thieves and intruders are looking to break into your home nine times out of ten they are going through the garage door. Taking advantage of some of these tips will help you become less of a target and more of a conscience and proactive homeowner.
Utilize Remote Lockout
The remote lockout is a feature that disables all your remotes only leaving access to the garage from the keypad. All you have to do is hold the lock button down until the light starts to flash and there you have it, instant security in a pinch.
This is an excellent feature to use when you or one of the family members has misplaced a remote or if you go on vacation. No need to worry about a stolen garage door remote, all you have to do is follow those steps and they will no longer have access to your home.
Invest In An Updated Trolley Release System
One of the downfalls of older garage door systems is that intruders could easily break in through the trolley release system with a wire hanger or other methods. This emergency release is basically a cord that you pull down and allows you to use the garage door manually.
A new but simple advancement in technology has fixed this glitch and allowed for a safer garage door. Instead of the cord being pulled down you must pull the cord back to release it, making it almost impossible to maneuver from the outside.
Secure Your Windows and Doors
This may sound obvious and self-explanatory but you need to keep all your garage door windows and doors closed. When you are rushing out early in the morning it is easy to forget to close your garage door.
Kids are another culprit when it comes to leaving things wide open. Make sure they understand the importance of keeping the home secure.
Install Advanced Technology and Security Systems
If you have an older garage door it is time to start thinking about a possible replacement. There are new systems put in place now that keep us ten times more secure than what we used to be. The MyQ system is wi-fi connected and monitors your garage door comings and goings remotely.
With this system, you can sit in a meeting in another time zone and receive alerts every time your garage door opens or closes all right there on your smartphone. The MyQ system is even more attractive being that it is compatible with almost every garage door manufactured after 1993.
Let Us Secure Your Garage Door
Neighborhood Garage Door Repair can help you update the security in your garage door. Our team works round the clock to keep you safe and your garage door in tip-top shape. Give our team a call today for all your garage door needs.