Are you really saving if you install home alarm systems yourself?  Your house’s defense should be as strong as a fortress, ideally.  Safety and security nowadays require that.  That’s why we reinforce doors and add eyes on perimeters. 

Like most homes, the garage seems the easiest to penetrate.  As an example, out of habit we leave them open whenever we’re going out for a short errand.  Those short minutes are enough leeway for a burglar.  Many burglars target this because it’s an opening with a lot of opportunities.  The car, the tools among many that gives the burglar an upper hand. 

How will you make it stronger? 

Gary Bricks, a technical security specialist of  Alarm System Store,  based in Columbus, Indiana says, “Garage doors can act like Achilles’ heel of your home, thus, it is of utmost importance to secure it”. He further provides the following tips: 

1        Buy a keychain remote opener that you can leave on your keys.

2        Make safe your garage door emergency release – This is a pretty basic tip that you need to ascertain emergency release is secured.  

3        Ensure you have a rock-hard, strong door made out of solid wood or hardened steel and install an Anti-Kick device.

4        Never leave the garage door remote in your vehicle – If anybody got an access to your vehicle, then, your house will be vulnerable too. 

5        Use a wide-angle peephole in the door between your house and your garage – You’ll be able to have a good vantage on what is going on outside than opening the door.

6        Cover your garage windows – I could imagine why the need to have garage windows. Shut the door closed. No windows! 

7        Keep your garage locked using a deadbolt on the door between your house. Always prefer security than inconvenience whenever you come home using your keys.

8        Keep a well-maintained roll-up garage door and watch out for deterioration to be replaced.

The garage is the easiest to penetrate and the worst place to be invaded. The best way to deal with burglars is ensuring not having to deal with them.  Having a secure garage is a good way to discourage them. 

Author Bio:

John Anderson has been a freelance writer since 2008. His work is almost exclusively on web content about home improvement, home security, technology, green and simple living, and business.   John Anderson, a Southeastern American, specializes in home improvement and occasionally writes about GE Simon XT Alarms Systems.  He graduated from Tennessee State University. He’s a blogger and a freelance writer. His Twitter account is @johnanderson090.