While having a garage can be great for storing your cars, making sure they stay safe so that you won’t wind up in avoidable car accidents, storing items that you don’t want to keep in your house, and more, you garage can also be one of the most vulnerable parts of your home from a security standpoint. Luckily, there are things that you can do to combat this.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for keeping your garage more secure.
Don’t Keep Your Garage Door Opener In Your Car
With automatic garage doors, when the door is down, it should be very hard for someone to just come up to the door and try to open it by force. However, if someone gains access to your garage door opener, they have full access to your garage, and even your home if you haven’t locked that door.
To keep people from gaining access to your garage door opener, it’s wise not to keep this in your car, especially on the visor of your car. This is the first place thieves will look to get your garage door opener and get into your garage. Rather, you should get a garage door opener that you keep on your car keys. This way, you’ll take them out with you whenever you leave the car and it won’t just be sitting there waiting for someone to come and grab it.
Add Security Cameras
The garage is often a place that gets overlooked when people think about setting up security cameras around their home. While they will usually put them near the entrances of the home, the door between the home and the garage can easily get forgotten about. So if you already have security cameras around your house but don’t have one in your garage, you should rectify this.
With security cameras in and around your garage, anyone who sees them will be deterred from entering this space uninvited. And if someone does break in, you’ll have footage that you can hand over to the police.
Keep Your Windows Covered
In some garages, there are windows built into the structure of the space. But whether the windows are in the walls of the garage or in the garage door itself, you should cover these windows so that anyone outside of the garage can’t see into it.
If someone is casing your area to try to find someone to steal from and they can see exactly what you’re keeping in your garage, it might entice them to come back and rip you off. Additionally, windows can be easy to break and gain access from, which is something you’ll want to avoid.
If you want to make sure that your garage is as secure as possible, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how this can be done.