Tips on How to Properly Secure Your Garage

Tips on How to Properly Secure Your Garage

Because of the number of things stored in your garage, it can be the perfect target for thieves. Many burglars opt for breaking into garages because it is a faster way to steal more things since no one is in there at night. This is especially true for detached garages.

Fortunately, there are certain ways you can secure your garage at night, so even if thieves do come, they cannot break in.  Here are a few tips:

  • Secure your garage door. There are electronic garage door openers that enable you to open and close your garage using only a remote control. This makes it more difficult for thieves to forcefully open your garage.
  • Always keep your garage door closed. Do not let unwanted eyes wander around your garage and see all the valuable things you are storing. If nobody knows what you have inside your garage, then nobody will have the urge to try to break in and steal something.
  • Cover your garage windows. The same logic applies as with closing your garage door.  If people can’t see inside, they won’t know if you have anything valuable inside.  If your garage has windows, you can frost them or cover them with heavy curtains.
  • Lock the door. Always lock the doors and windows or other entries or exits to your garage. Do not make it easy for thieves to come inside your garage.
  • Install a wireless burglar alarm. Make sure that you are alerted if anyone tries to break in. A burglar alarm is one way of knowing that someone is trying to get inside your garage, and it is worth the investment.
  • Add motion sensor lights. Nobody wants to commit a crime if they’re in the spotlight. Arrange lights so they will turn on automatically if someone comes near your garage.
  • Lock the door that connects your garage to your main house. There is no point in allowing burglars to go beyond the garage if they break in.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate Agent

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