A lot of people keep important and expensive things in their garages and therefore would be devastated if it was broken into. It doesn’t even matter if you have nothing costly in there; no one likes the thought of their property being burgled. Unfortunately, a lot of garages are targeted. This is because they are often detached from the house and therefore it’s easier for them to get in and out without being caught. A lot of the time, it’s simply because your security is poor.
Do you know how to fortify your garage so that it’s safe and secure from any would be criminals?
Secure Your Garage Door
It’s extremely important that your garage door is as safe and secure as it possible can be. Whether you have a roller door, side hinged door or a sectional garage door; you want to make sure that it securely locks. The first thing that an opportunist will look for is a weakness in your garage door – and you would be surprised at how many people don’t even lock theirs.
As a company who specialises in bespoke garage doors in Cheshire, we know that a good quality door is essential. However, it’s up to you as the owner to make sure that it’s locked at all times.
Have Lights Installed Around Your Garage
Do you think a criminal is going to break into a garage that is in a well lit area, or one that is in a dark and secluded place? Yup, they will go for the dark area every time. You can prevent garage break-ins by installing lights around doors and windows, as well as exterior lights such as floodlights that turn on when someone is near.
Cover Garage Windows
If people can’t see in the windows, they don’t know that there is something worth stealing in there. You should put up curtains on any windows that your garage has, so that it’s harder for anyone to spot high valuable goods.
People know that security for their home is important, but don’t seem to realise that this should apply to their garage as well. It’s essential that you invest in some kind of security for your garage so that you are alerted to anything strange going on. Even installing something simple like door sensors is a good idea, as this can act as a deterrent to potential thieves.
We think it’s a good idea to install security cameras around the garage, so that you have evidence if anything happens.
If you think your garage door needs an upgrade, and you want one that is safe, secure and affordable – Ace Garage Doors can help. We have 20 years of experience in the garage door industry, and all of our products are of the highest quality. For more information on our services, please get in touch. You can give us a call on 01625 800122 and a member of our staff will be happy to help.