How to Avoid Garage Door Invasions11/02/2013 Back To Blog
Today, there are plenty of technological means to secure garage doors and avoid intrusions. Official data shows that many home invasions are facilitated by weak systems and that's why perpetrators would definitely try to break in from the garage entrance. They know these weaknesses and they also know that homeowners don't usually take the time to fix them. Technology may changes unbelievably fast but you must not forget that intruders are updated, too.
Of course, the most effective method is garage door repairs. When you maintain the system often, you can be sure of its durability and resistance against intrusion attempts. The secret is to repair parts before they are completely out of order and in order to achieve that, you must inspect them often and take into consideration the worst enemies of intruders.
Make your Garage System Resistant
The worst enemy of perpetrators is light. They wouldn't approach easily a house with intense lighting and good security systems. Today, garage door openers come with light sensors, which would be activated as the door is opening. You could reinforce security with extra lighting in the surrounding area and drive way and, as an overall, you must not underestimate the value of opener upgrading. These days, modern openers have backup battery systems and this way you can ensure that the door will still move automatically in case of power failure.
Many intrusions were facilitated by doors left open by mistake. If you are forgetful, it would be best to add timers, which would close the door automatically. Modern garage opener remotes have extraordinary capacities and the rolling code technology of over four billion code combinations will certainly make you feel safer. This way, you would have much faster access and no one would have the chance to either hurt you or copy your codes. The door must close properly and leave no gaps, which would compromise security. The bottom seal will not only keep your house well-insulated but also properly protected. Make sure that the extension spring, the cables and the tracks are in outstanding condition because damages may leave the door slightly open.