Your home is your safe space—where you go to unwind, relax, and recharge after long days. Protect that sense of comfort from burglars by following our comprehensive list of garage security tips that will make your home more secure and protect your peace of mind.
Tint Your Garage Door Windows
Garage door windows are a great feature to have, but they do make it a lot easier for people to see into your garage and notice valuable items. New garage doors can be installed with tinted windows, which still allow light to come in, but obstruct an onlooker’s view. Another option is to have security film installed on your existing garage windows.
Install Lights and Motion Sensors
Motion sensors and outdoor lights will stop a burglar in their tracks as they attempt to sneak around your garage and home. Motion-sensor lights are also great for you as a homeowner if you need to go outside late at night to take out the trash or if you’re up before the sun to head to the gym.
With motion sensors and lights, you can monitor movement while you’re inside, and also feel safe and able to see when you go outside in the dark.
Install a Security System
In addition to lights and motion sensors, the best way to keep intruders out of your garage and home is to simply install a home security system. With a security system in place, whether you’re home or away, you will immediately be notified of any issues and the alarms will ward off thieves right away.
Secure All Doors to the Garage
If your garage has a back or side door, it can be easy to forget to lock or check it often to make sure it’s secure and difficult to break in through. Consider upgrading the lock on this door to something strong like a deadbolt instead of a standard turnkey lock.
In addition to ensuring the side or back door to your garage is locked, make sure to lock the door that goes into your house from the garage too.
Try not to give burglars any special reason to want to break into your garage and steal from you. Put valuable items away when you’re not using them, and don’t leave your garage door open for long periods of time, even when you’re home.
It’s also a good idea to be discreet on social media about when you’re going on vacation or away from your home for a while. You never know who may do some online snooping to find out if your home is vacant and unguarded.
Have a New Garage Door Installed By Amega
If your garage door is old, it can become warped, the paint can fade, and it might not provide the same tight seal it used to when you close it. This not only detracts from the curb appeal and energy efficiency but is also a home security liability. Gaps and openings in your garage door can make it that much easier for someone to break in.
With a new high-quality garage door installation by Amega, you’ll have the peace of mind that the largest point of entry into your home is sturdy and secure at all times. Steel garage doors, in particular, are a popular choice for added safety because of their durability.
Your home is where you should feel safe, and a new garage door that keeps your home protected is one way to ensure it always does. Contact us today for maintenance or to schedule a brand-new garage door installation!