You may lock up your house like Fort Knox to keep you and your valuables safe, but the garage door is often overlooked in the process. Burglars can use this knowledge to their advantage to gain access to your house. So consider these garage do’s and don’ts as part of your home security plan.
Don’t leave your garage door opener in your vehicle. Do purchase a keychain remote opener and carry it with you.
Don’t leave your garage door open. Do consider installing a device that automatically closes the door after a set amount of time.
Don’t leave the door leading from the garage into the house unlocked. Do make sure it is as secure as your front door.
Don’t give burglars places to hide. Do install low-cost outdoor motion-sensor lighting around the garage.
Do frost or cover any garage windows so thieves can’t see what is inside or that your vehicle is gone.
Do put a padlock on the inside of your garage door when going out of town to ensure that the door cannot be opened.
Also keep in mind that most home invasions occur during the day in the middle of the week when no one is home. So always be sure to secure your house before leaving for the day.