Keeping Your Garage Secure

Our garages are filled with expensive items that don’t quite fit in our houses; cars, lawn mowers, sports equipment, power tools and bicycles to name just a few common pricey finds. In our many years of experience we find that homeowners aren’t as concerned with keeping their garage secure as they are with the rest of their house usually until it’s too late.

Whether your garage is attached to your home or separate entirely, you want to make sure that your stuff stays off limits to unwanted intruders. Here are some of our top tips to keep your garage secure and your home is protected.

Lock your garage

This one seems like a simple one, but you’d be surprised how many homeowners fail to keep their garage safe by merely locking their door. It is time to start treating your garage door like your front door and keep it locked every night. If you have an overhead garage door, they have a secure locking mechanism. Additional interior and exterior locks can be purchased separately if you require them.

Get into the habit of locking your garage door after every use and always double check it is secure when you’re going on holiday.

Buy an alarm for your garage

A great way of keeping your garage secure is to invest in a good quality alarm. We have them in our homes, but why not in our garages? An alarm can be an excellent deterrent for intruders and it means you can be confident that you’ll be alerted if any break ins were to happen.

With progress being made in garage alarm systems over recent years, most alarm kits are now wireless, so you can be conscious of your garage’s security even when you’re away from your property.

Additional security solutions available

A garage defender is an additional security device that can be fitted to the edge of your garage door. The accessory can improve the strength of your door, making it harder to enter and provides yet another barrier between intruders and your belongings. Garage door defenders work in the same way as a steering lock on a vehicle.

CCTV and motion lights are very effective when it comes to keeping your garage secure and both are ideal for homeowners who have a garage detached from their property. These are both very cheap yet effective ways of detecting suspicious behaviour around your home and garage. The illumination of your outdoor spaces will bring better security.

Upgrade your garage door

Older garage doors are often targeted by thieves due to their visible vulnerabilities, so upgrading your door to a newer model is a good idea to ensure your home’s safety. Our team are on hand to help you make the right choice. We have a huge range of garage doors to fit any home aesthetic and we supply some of the best, most secure doors on the market. Speak to us to find out more, we are happy to advise you on your garage’s security.



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