3 Tips For Making Your Garage Door More Secure

Posted on: 8 March 2017

There is always the potential that someone could try to break into your home through your garage door. If this is something that you are worried about, however, you should know that you have options. These are a few tips that can help you ensure that your garage door is secure.

1. Choose Tinted or Frosted Windows

One of the first steps that you should take when securing your garage is making sure that people can't easily see through the windows on your garage door. The problem with see-through windows is that a potential thief can use them for one of two things -- to see if you are at home or to see if there is anything in your garage that they think is worth stealing. Either way, adding tint to your garage door windows or choosing a garage door that has frosted windows can help make it much more difficult for someone to see into your garage.

2. Change Your Opener Code

When you first buy your garage door, it might have a preset code that is the same for all other garage doors from the same manufacturer. As you can imagine, this can be a big problem, since it can make it easier for someone to enter your garage door, possibly with their own garage door opener. Ask your installation professional if your remote has been given a new, unique code. If not, ask him or her to program a new code for you, or follow the manufacturer's instructions for doing so, which should have come with your garage door remote.

3. Opt for a "Smart" Garage Door

Did you know that some of the higher-end garage doors are now "smart" doors with tons of great features? A "smart" garage door might send you a text alert if your garage door is opened while you aren't home, for example, and it can allow you to close your garage door remotely in case you forget to close it when you leave the house. Not only can this be convenient, but it can make it a whole lot easier for you to secure your home and garage, even when you are away from home.

As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can bump up garage door security. Follow these tips, and you can help ensure that your garage and home are as secure as possible. And for more information and options, talk with residential garage door designers about security.

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