According to the FBI, a burglary happens every 18 seconds in the United States and just one out of every ten cases are solved. Since the garage door is the largest entry point to most homes, it’s often the obvious target for criminals. Many people fail to lock the door leading to their garage from their home, so if the garage is broken into, their home is easily the next target. On the other hand, even if you do lock that door, the belongings you keep in the garage (your vehicles, bicycles, golf gear, etc.) is up for grabs in a break-in. Either way, let’s
Burglars Breaking into Garages
Garage break-ins can happen in under 10 seconds. Burglars are using the emergency release mechanism against the homeowners by pushing the garage door in slightly, then using a wire hanger to grab the release trigger. If they’re able to pull the string, the door opens without issue and they’re in your garage. This doesn’t have to happen.
Use Motion Sensing Lights
The efficiency of motion sensing lights has been argued for years between security professionals. Although they can’t seem to make up their minds, common sense tells us that criminals don’t want to be seen. If they can operate in the silence and darkness of the night, they will. So why make it easier for them? Install motion sensing lights at entry points of your home and the driveway to draw attention to any movement. Better safe than sorry.
Choose Extra Protection
Garage door openers have come a long way when it comes to technological advancements. Safety features that eliminate radio-frequency interference can help ensure that your garage door opener is the only one able to operate your door. Timers can ensure that your garage door shuts after a certain period of time, so you don’t have to worry if someone forgot to shut it. One of the most helpful features is LiftMaster’s PosiLock®️, which keeps your garage door shut and in place, locking it down if forced entry is detected. We offer several garage door openers with these exact safety features to keep your home safe.
Talk to Neighbors
Keeping a positive relationship with your neighbors can be one of the most effective home safety measures. Let your trusted neighbors know when you’re going to be out of town, so they can pick up your mail and keep an eye on your house. This can help ensure your home is safe and you can rest easier when you’re away.
Invest in a Security System
There are several security system options available for any budget. When your entire home is protected, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that you, your loved ones, and your belongings are safe from intruders. If a criminal attempts to break into your home, a security camera can catch them in the act, which can help increase the chance of prosecution.
Update Your Garage Door
If your garage door is showing serious signs of aging and/or has sustained serious damage, it’s likely an easy target for criminals. Investing in a brand new garage door can help show potential intruders that you’re on top of your home safety without saying a word. It can also help boost your curb appeal.
Garage Door Safety in the Des Moines Area
Amega Garage Doors and Openers, Inc has been in the garage door industry for decades. We live and work in the Des Moines area, so we understands the potential issues your home could face. That’s why we make sure the door you choose for your home is the right door for you and your family. Give us a call today or stop by the showroom to chat about how we can help.