Garage door security is very important, especially if it is attached to your residence. Nothing is more important than safety so we have several ways for you to protect your residence, family and belongings.
Besides being a place to store your vehicle and other belongings, your garage can provide easy access to your home for a potential criminal. This may not be a well known fact but your garage door remote can be copied or cloned by anyone. The security of your garage door has been compromised in recent years because technology has allowed criminals to obtain the codes they need to reprogram your garage door remote.
1. Lock your garage access door
To help prevent a break-in through your garage, always be sure to lock the access door from your garage to your home. If another person has cloned your garage door remote and the door to your house is unlocked then there is nothing stopping them from entering your home. Your garage access door should be of a sturdy material, such as hardwood or metal, and should have a deadbolt lock.
2. Change garage door remote control code
An additional way to prevent break-ins is to change the code of your garage door remote periodically. Changing the garage door remote code is easy and can provide additional security for your family and your residence.
3. Secure your cars
In addition to keeping your home secure, it is also important to keep your vehicle secure. After exiting your vehicle make sure that the doors are locked. In the event that someone has cloned your garage door opener, they can enter your garage and steal your car.
4. Secure your remote control in your car
You also want to make sure that you keep your garage door remote from being stolen out of your vehicle. If your garage remote is in your car be sure to keep it where it can not be seen and lock your doors.