Your home is only as secure as its weakest entry point. Believe it or not, for many that point can be their garage door. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of a few smart yet simple ways to help protect your garage door, dissuade thieves, and gain priceless peace of mind. Read on for our top 4 security tips for your garage door!
Obscure Your Garages Interior With Frosted Windows
We love a garage door with windows for their aesthetic and their ability to let natural light into an otherwise dark space. However, transparent windows also let in peering eyes who may be scoping for expensive items or whether anyone is home. Opting for a garage door with frosted tempered glass is an excellent solution for providing privacy while improving garage door security and style.
Invest In A Smart Garage Door Opener
Smart garage door openers do more than add convenience! Smart openers also add a measure of garage door security because they allow you to monitor the status of your garage door at all times. Find an opener with an associated app that will notify you when someone opens your garage door, automatically close the door if it has been open for a designated amount of time, or even one that includes cameras to detect motion.
Ditch The Car Visor Remote
Clip-on remotes that connect to your garage door opener are an easy target for potential thieves. All they need to do is swipe the remote from your car and voila! Easy access. Luckily, manufacturers now have smaller, portable garage door openers. Like ones that can easily attach to your keychain. So you can keep your remote on you at all times.
Consider Floodlights And Security Cameras
Security cameras are a huge deterrent to would-be burglars who know the cameras are recording their facial features, clothing, and other physical attributes. A motion-activated camera starts recording as soon as a car pulls into the driveway or someone approaches on foot – even at night. And since most thieves operate under the cover of darkness, take your garage door security a step further with motion activated flood lights.
We hope these 4 garage door security tips bring you peace of mind. To learn more about our recommended options, including frosted garage doors and smart openers, contact one of our knowledgeable team members today! We can be reached at email@example.com or 905-602-6550 (Mississauga) or 416-502-2212 (Toronto).