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Ways to keep your garage secure

29/07/2016

For most households with one, the garage is a place that stores valuable things – expensive tools, memorabilia, and priceless family items. And that’s not even mentioning the car! Whatever the case may be, nobody wants their garage to be broken into by opportunistic burglars. There are always things people can do to make their homes more secure, and the garage is a part of the home, so it is worth taking the time to check that it is secure from potential break-ins. Here are five things you can do to make sure that it is:

Keep the area well-lit

If you are worried about thieves breaking in to your garage, keep the area well-lit as opportunistic thieves are much less likely to break into somewhere that they can be more easily seen. All doors should have lights installed, and you should also consider exterior lights near the garage. Not only will it be more secure, but it will also add a sense of style to your home.

Install an alarm

For an alarm system for a garage, there’s no need to go all out. A door sensor is highly effective at deterring thieves, and it also alerts you with an alarm should the garage be broken into. Alternatively, you could have a door sensor installed that alerts you through your phone if the door is infiltrated.

Don’t give out your security code

This is a simple one. You wouldn’t give out the password for your email account, so why would you give out the security code for your garage? You should also make sure you change the code regularly in order to stay as secure as possible.

Install a reliable garage door

The most effective thing you can do to protect your garage from break-ins is to install a brand new garage door. The door is the entry point to your garage and the material and build quality really matter.
Here at Huddersfield Garage Doors, we design, manufacture and install high quality garage doors that offer high protection at affordable prices.

If you’d like to find out more, get in contact with one of the team now on 01484 829 612.


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