Is Your Garage Door a Weak Link in Your Home Security?
Did you know that garages are often the weak link in home security? An old, poorly maintained garage door is like an invitation for thieves, and they can be incredibly easy for someone to break in through. Not only that, the garage is an excellent hiding place for criminals. They can slip in easily, and be out of sight of your neighbors immediately so they can go to work stealing from your home.
So, what can you do to make sure your garage door keeps burglars out of your home?
- Maintain your garage door—A garage door has a lot of moving parts that can wear down with age. It’s important to maintain your garage door properly so that everything is in good working condition.
- Don’t leave your garage door opener in your car—You should never keep your garage door opener in your vehicle because anyone can break into your car, take it, and subsequently break into your home. Keep it attached to your key ring.
- Install a monitor that will close your door if you forget to—There are monitors on the market that can be installed on your garage door to monitor how long it has been open. Once the garage door has been left open for a certain period of time, the monitor will automatically close it. This is ideal for those who sometimes forget to close their garage door when they leave home.
When it comes to garage door maintenance and repair, Abstract Overhead Door and Fence Co. has you covered. Learn more about our garage door services in Philadelphia at www.AbstractDoor.com.