3 Ways To Make Your Garage More Secure

by Claude Walters

Having a garage where you can park your car makes your life so much easier. You can protect your car from the weather, protect yourself from the weather, and load and unload your car much easier. However, your garage door can be a weak point in your home's security. There are things that you can do that will help to increase the strength of that weak point and improve your home's security. 

Rolling Codes

If you have an automatic garage door opener, you want to make sure that the remote uses a rolling code. A rolling code means that the remote sends the door opener a different code each time. This makes it hard for thieves who may have an electronic code grabber to read what your remote is sending and spoof it so that they can get into your garage. Most of the latest generation of garage door openers use the rolling codes, so you may have to upgrade your garage door opener in order to take advantage of this feature. 

Ban the Remote

You don't have to get rid of your garage door remote altogether; that would negate one of the benefits of having a remotely activated garage door opener. Instead, what you should ban is the remote that stays in your car. Leaving your garage door remote in your car leaves you vulnerable to unscrupulous people. They may break into your car, get your remote, and find your address from your registration or other paperwork. They can then get into your garage and then into your house. The best way to combat this is to have a keychain remote. These smaller remotes work just as well to open and close your garage door. If you choose to do this, you may want to make sure that it's on a detachable keychain. That way you can leave your car key with the mechanic or valet and keep your remote on your person. 

Cover Your Windows

Many garage doors have windows in them. This lets light into the garage. It also makes it easy for thieves to see into your garage to see if you are home or what else may be stored in your garage. You can cover or frost those windows in order to keep people from seeing in. Or you can replace your door with a new, windowless one. 

You want to make sure that your home's security is as tight as possible. Making sure your garage is difficult to get into can help with that. For more information on garage features, visit this website.