The bad thing about being burglarized other than the loss of your valuable possessions is that you never know how this scumbag is going to gain entry into your home. You have all of your doors locked, the windows are clamped shut, but have you thought about the security of your garage or garage door? Many homeowners tend to overlook this area of their home thinking that if their garage door was lifted, they would hear it, but by that time it is too late. The idea of home security is to prevent the burglary from happening, to keep these sneaky thieves from ever getting in. Here are a few tips for securing your garage that can be helpful to you when trying to prevent a burglary from happening.
The first thing you should do is check out the actual lock on your garage door. After many years of wear and tear, these locking mechanisms put up a good fight but eventually may need to be replaced. If you see traces of rust or cracks around the outer seal, find yourself the best Dallas garage door repair service and have them replace the lock as soon as they can. Your safety is at stake as well that of your family and your belongings. Professional garage door repairmen can be very helpful in suggesting the best type of lock for your garage.
Many garage doors come with windows. These windows are usually fairly small so you don’t have to worry about someone crawling through them, but you should always make sure the locks are secure each evening when you lock your garage door. Although you will not have anyone crawling through, the thieves can knock out the window if they are damaged and reach inside to unlock the door. When you check your locks also be sure to check for damaged or unlocked windows on your garage door as well.
Another way to detour burglars from targeting your home for a robbery is by providing adequate lighting outdoors and inside your garage. Accent lighting, a front porch light, or motion sensor lights on each corner of your home can help you see what’s in the dark. It also lights up the dark, preventing thieves from having anywhere to hide. This one step can do quite a bit to keep them moving on to somewhere other than your home.