Your garage may be the first place a thief will target when breaking into your home. You likely keep expensive things in there, such as your vehicles, a boat, equipment, etc. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make it much more secure.
Invest in a Keychain
Instead of leaving your garage door opener in your car where it can easily be stolen, invest in a keychain remote opener. This way, you can leave it on your keys, which will likely be with you, and not in your car. You can purchase these at most home supply stores that sell keychains.
Remove the Cord
That cord that is attached to the emergency release lever is a convenience for you if you need to trip the lever. It is also easy for a thief to grab onto the cord from outside your garage using something like a coat hanger.
Install a Wide Angle Peephole
If you have a normal peephole on the door between your house and the garage, you can only see straight out. A wide-angle peephole, however, gives you a much wider view of your garage. This will let you see in if you hear strange noises.
Cover or Frost the Windows
Thieves may look in your garage windows to see if there is anything worth stealing. To keep them from seeing in, cover the windows with blinds, a blanket, etc. You can also install frosted glass that makes it difficult for someone to see in. If you only have a window on the garage side door, replace it with a door that has no windows, if possible.
Install a Wireless Keypad
A wireless keypad can be useful for you if you lock yourself out of your house, or if you want to go into your garage without the remote. It also makes it hard for the thief to get into the garage. These keypads are inexpensive and easy to install. The only thing you have to do is program it with your code. It will come with instructions on how to do this. You then lift the cover and enter the code each time you want to go into the garage.
You can secure your garage door in other ways, such as installing motion sensor lights, and making sure the door from the garage into your home is secure. Take the steps needed to make sure everything is secure so you do not have to worry about someone breaking into your garage. You should also hire a garage door technician, such as from Don Johnson’s Door Service, to come to do maintenance on the garage if you have not done this