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Posted on 2016-12-26 by Author Admin

Garage doors are one of the most important entrance of your home. Apart from being a great habitat for your vehicles, they take major responsibilities of safety and security. Not only to this, if not taken proper care they can also be a shelter to thieves and criminals. Securing the garage door doesnt mean the roll-up door, but there are lot many points vulnerable to crimes. This blog tells you about some safety tips that every homeowner should keep in mind. Take a look.

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Automatic Garage Door Openers

The first generation of automatic garage door openers featured the same code. This made them more vulnerable to getting easily opened, increasing their security risk. The second generation were less risky as they had dip switches that were set with different and unique combinations of code. The risk of using these second generation openers was the owners sometimes left the lock with default code. And guess what? Jackpot! The other main disadvantage of using them were the thieves could easily be in by using the code grabber. Modern automatic garage door openers have rolling-code technology. In this the remote will transmit a brand new security code each time the garage door opens. There are more than 100 billion codes, so the probability of code grabber working is comparatively less. It is important your roll opener features rolling-code technology to prevent any unwanted entrance.

Precautions to Keep in Mind

  1. Avoid leaving your garage door remote in the vehicle. The thieves can easily get the hold of it and enter the house by simply breaking the glass of the car.
  2. Consider using keychain remote opener that you can attach to your keys. The chances of leaving the remote in car car will reduce.
  3. Secure the garage door emergency release.
  4. Keep the garage door locked. Fix a deadbolt on the door between the house and garage.
  5. Keep in mind that the garage door should be as secure as front door. Install a sturdy and strong garage door that is made out of solid-core wood.
  6. Fix a wide-angle peephole between your house and your garage. This will help you to know about the status of your garage door.
  7. Dont do any favors to thieves by keeping your garage door windows uncovered. It is advisable to have a garage door without any windows.
  8. Ensure regular and proper maintenance on the mechanical parts of the garage door.

Last Word

Put yourself in a criminals shoes and think how can you break your garage? What are the key weakness of your security system? All these questions will help you keep your garage door away from any unwanted activity. It is essential to keep drilling the above mentioned ideas and keep testing your systems vulnerability. If you plan to go for a regular maintenance of your garage door or install a new one, see no more than Charlotte Home Garage Doors. We have a well established team that can support you and provide best services.

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