Ensure your garage is safe in York

16/02/2015

As leading Garage Door providers in York, York Garage Doors know that having a secure and fully functioning garage door is of vital importance. We also understand however that many homeowners want to ensure their whole garage is safe and will take many precautions to ensure that any contents inside are not subject to theft.

According to statistics, garage doors are one of the weakest parts of any home and will be targeted by potential thieves. They can also easily be closed from inside so once they are in, you may never know a theft is taking place (especially in the winter months).

Thankfully, there are a lot of things you can do to prevent the likelihood of your garage being attacked. These include adding exterior lighting (on a sensor), adding additional multipoint locks (which do not all release at the touch of one button) and tinting any windows (if your garage has any) which could allow thieves to see inside.

Below, our team of garage door engineers in York have looked at some of the very best methods of preventing criminal activity in your garage.

  • Make sure any weakness in your door, such as a repair or misalignment, is always sorted quickly. Any weak spot within the garage door is an easy target and whilst your door has this issue, it will not provide the quality security you bought the door for.
  • If you have an electronic door which uses a remote, do not leave the remote within visible sight within the home. This can give thieves the chance to spot the remote.
  • If you have anything of considerable value within the garage, try and hide it away in lockable cupboards (if possible) or if it is a bike make sure it is tied using a chain to the wall or the ground.
  • Finally if you have secondary entry points, such as a rear access door with a glass window, consider using a curtain or tinted glass to reduce the possibility of anyone seeing what is in your garage.

There are currently many different garage doors available on the market which offer a range of different security levels. All however offer a good level of security. For more information on how you can increase security on your home using your garage door, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on 01904 275 182.


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