Work a regular 9 to 5? So do the burglars. More often than not, they’re out to rob your house, not the bank or the jewelry store. And they’ll do it during the daytime, not the middle of the night when you’re counting sheep or sawing ZZZs.
According to FBI stats, nearly 3 out of 4 break-ins are residential. And of those that happen in a home, 65 percent happen during the day when you’re out trying to make an honest living.
And yes, one of the easiest points of entry is your garage door. A broken garage door is practically like leaving your front door wide open for thieves to just waltz right in. Get it fixed, immediately, even if you just first notice the damage in the early morning on your way to work. There’s a reason we offer garage door repair 24 hours a day.
Securing Your Garage Door
It’s a good idea to invest in extra methods to secure your garage door. Use a simple zip tie to lock the disengaging arm on your door. Buy a SecureDoor that prevents thieves from unhooking the arm and unlocking the door. Apply automatic deadbolts to the door. You want to make sure that garage door won’t open if somebody decides to pry it.
Smile for the Camera
It’s a good idea to install surveillance cameras. Be sure to post signs announcing their presence. This discourages thieves and sends them down the block for easier pickings.
Install a Timer
Mornings can get hectic and it’s easy to forget to shut a garage door. Install a timer to ensure the door closes at certain times every day.
Don’t leave your garage door opener in the car. All that stands between your garage door and a your parked car is a busted window. Instead, use a keychain opener that’s attached to your keys.