dreamstime_xxl_5293822Garage door security is a number one priority for many of our customers. After all, your garage often houses more than just your car–it’s a storage room for many of your favorite possessions. Here are a few ways you can make your door more secure without breaking the bank.

  • Be aware of where you leave your garage door remote. If you’re parking your car outside your garage, store the remote in your glove compartment or door . A garage remote left in plain sight may be a tempting target for a passing thief.
  • Don’t leave your garage door open. It seems like common sense, but sometimes we get distracted rushing to the office or taking the kids on a bike ride. Make sure you close your garage door when you leave. Otherwise, a thief can sneak in, take your favorite possessions, and sneak out without detection or destruction of property.
  • Regular maintenance will keep your door secure. Part of a garage door maintenance schedule is checking for any vulnerabilities in the garage system. This includes damage to the door that makes break-ins easy or broken garage door windows. Keeping your garage door well maintained will keep the built-in safety and security features in tip-top shape.
  • Use a unique key-code for keyless entry. Many newer garage door systems have a keypad that allows you to open the garage door without your remote. While this makes taking the kids out on a bike ride a simple process, it can be a security risk when your passcode is something simple like 1234. Use a unique number combination to minimize the risk of a passerby guessing your correct code.

Keeping your garage secure is not as difficult as you may think. Reach out to Lifetime Garage Doors to see how we can help keep your garage door maintained and functioning at its best.