Security Tips to Prevent Garage Door Break-Ins

Written by Thomas Liquori on . Posted in Garage Door, Garage Doors and Operators

 

Your garage door is more than just an attractive feature of your home’s exterior. It also represents an access point to your home. Your garage is a way to get in and out of your home, and your garage door is a way to make sure no one has unauthorized access. As a premier dealer of garage doors and garage door openers, garage security in Phoenix, Gilbert, Scottsdale and surrounding AZ areas is very important to us at Cookson Door Sales of Arizona. Here are a few useful tips to help protect you from garage door break-ins.

  1. Update Your Garage Door Remotes

A garage door remote is a convenient way to get in and out of your garage without getting out of your vehicle. But if you leave it in your car, it’s also a convenient way for thieves to gain access to your home. Instead of a garage door remote, get a smart garage door opener, like a LiftMaster® garage door opener with MyQ® technology.

This allows you to open and close your garage door using an app on your phone, so you never have to mess with remotes. It also alerts you whenever anyone opens or closes your garage door, so you’re safe from potential thieves, not to mention from your kids trying to sneak the car out after you’ve gone to bed.

  1. Secure Your Emergency Release

Your door has an emergency release inside that allows you to open the door if it becomes stuck and you are trapped inside. It’s a convenient feature, but it also is a potential weak point. An enterprising thief could slip a coat hanger under the door and trip the lever, opening the door easily. Prevent this by removing the cord that hangs down from the release lever and securing the lever with ties so a light pull from a wire won’t open it.

  1. Increase Door Strength

Make sure you have a quality garage door, made of strong materials with quality workmanship. A weak, flimsy, poorly made door might be kicked in by an aggressive assailant.

Get Garage Security in Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Beyond With Cookson Door Sales of Arizona

Ensure your garage security throughout AZ with quality door products from Cookson Door Sales of Arizona. We’ve got LiftMaster® openers with MyQ® smart technology and tough, durable Clopay® doors. To find out more or to order, contact us today.