Someone Breaking Into Garages In Your Neighborhood? Make Sure Everything At Home Is Protected


If there have been some garage break-ins in your neighborhood, you need to keep yours protected just in case they hit your home. The people breaking in can be sneaky and hard to catch, and there are many levels of security you need to add. To keep your garage in one piece, follow the tips below.

Secure Windows

Someone could can easily slip through your garage door windows if they are not locked up tight. Put security bars on the outside of the windows, as well as secure window locks inside. Put shutters, blinds, or curtains on the windows so the thief cannot look inside to see if you have anything to steal. You can also apply an opaque or translucent film to the glass. If you have older windows, consider having them replaced with polymethyl methacrylate windows (a rigid plastic material), which are much stronger than regular glass.

Secure Garage Door

Go inside your garage and look up at the track. You should see small holes on the track. If you are not going to be at home or to secure the door at night, place a bolt in one of these holes. This will disable the door so the thief cannot open it from the outside. This works well because the rollers roll on the track when the door is opened or closed, and the screw will not allow the rollers to roll.  

Secure Release Chain

If you have an overhead garage door, it has a release handle that is on a chain between the garage door and opener, and the thief could use a coat hanger to reach in and pull the chain down to open the door. To keep this from happening, use a cable tie to secure the chain onto the track.

Secure Garage Door Opener

If you have an older garage door opener, you should replace it. This is because they only use one code. The thief could use a piece of scanning equipment that scans the opener to easily find this code.

The newer openers use a rolling code technology so the garage door remote transmits a different code each time you press the remote. There are billions of code combinations so the thief would have a very hard time getting it, even if they used the most advanced equipment. For more security tips, talk with Jayton Door Corporation.

No matter how tricky the thief tries to be, if you take these steps, they will not have a chance getting into your garage.


30 June 2015

repairing garage door damage from auto impacts

I thought the most difficult part of teaching my son how to drive would be out on the roads, but I didn't think about what he could do to my garage door before he even left the driveway. It took one small tap with the car to damage the garage door. Even though the garage door itself looked to be fine, the impact had caused some damage to the mechanical components, and we couldn't use the garage for a while. My blog explains what we had to do to make the repairs and will give you some tips for avoiding this type of accident around your home.