Security Tips That Can Keep Your Garage Safe

Blue Sky ImageIt is important to keep your garage in mind when you are installing a home security system. Before you finalize your decision on which locks to buy or what type of motion detectors to place on your lawn, make sure to review these tips that can keep your garage safe and secure from thieves and animals. 

Install a security system
One of the most common ways that people choose to protect themselves is by implementing a security system in their garage. If someone were to try to break into your garage, the system will be set off and an alarm will alert emergency services. There are many different types of security systems, so it may be beneficial to do some research before purchasing one for your home.

Seal all windows
If your garage has windows, keep them covered with blinds or curtains so that no one can see in. The more exposed that your garage is, the more likely it is that someone will look inside and steal your property.

Install motion detector lighting
Something as easy as updating your current light fixtures in front of your house can add an extra layer of protection. Installing motion detector lights can improve security because these lights are equipped with infrared waves that detect the body temperature of moving objects. Warm objects, such as animals or people, will be detected by the sensors. When this occurs, a red light turns on and stays on for a short amount of time.

Secure the doors leading to the garage with locks
Burglars can access your garage by sneaking through the garage door. They can also break into your garage by entering your home and then going through the door that connects your garage to the rest of the house. This is a good time to double check that all doors connecting your house to the garage are securely locked. You can use protection such as deadbolts and padlocks that are programmed with an entry code. You can install doors that are made with heavy-duty material such as fiberglass, solid wood, or metal.

Remove the garage door opener remote from your car
Try to avoid giving a burglar easy access to your home. If you leave your garage door opener remote in your car, and you leave your car in the driveway, your remote is out in the open for anyone to come by and snatch it. A good alternative is to purchase a keychain remote to replace your larger garage remote so you can bring it with on the go.

Contact our garage experts at Blue Sky Builders today for more information on security tips that can keep your garage safe. Visit us online at, or call us today at 630-852-8485. We help our clients with their specific garage needs. 

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