March 18, 2016

Alarm Systems to Keep Your Garage Safe

You may have heard, that thieves can break into your home via your garage door in 6 seconds. Scary. This startling video can make you feel extra vulnerable.

This has you thinking that you need a secure garage door, and a better security system. After all, once they’re in the garage, they can easily access the rest of your home.

smart phone showing a home security systems

What are the Best Garage Security Systems?

Let’s see what the experts have to say. A Secure Life has done some great work in researching the various products and services, and explaining each one’s strength and weakness.

Their top 3 are:

1. FrontPoint Security (8 years in a row, actually)

“With a record 4.88 out of a possible 5.0 (the highest score we’ve ever awarded a home security system), Frontpoint Security continues to be the best.”

2. Protect America

“Protect America designs each home alarm package specific to your home and your family’s unique needs. For instance, if you rent a small one bedroom apartment, you’re more than likely going to need a different package than a ranch style vacation home.”

3. LiveWatch

“Their touchscreen control panel has a built-in camera to capture an intruder if they try to disarm your panel. This is a rare feature and we think it is pretty cool.”

5 Cents Can Go a Long Way

You may have heard about this DIY security hack before, but it remains great advice.

Here is a number of other ways you can make your garage safe, and unappealing to would-be burglars.

  • Always keep the door closed and locked
  • Keep the area well lit
  • Cover garage windows
  • Never share your security code
  • Bring the keys to the garage with you
  • Hide your remote control in your car

Secure Your Garage While Away

A startlingly large number of break-ins happen while people are on vacation. Thieves casing the area can see that you’ve been away a while, and your house is ripe for the picking.

In these situations, FamilyHandyMan.com advises to use a good pad lock to make the door even more secure.

“Some people “lock” the door when they go on vacation by unplugging the opener. That’s a good idea, but physically locking the door is even better… Make a burglar’s job more difficult and time-consuming by locking the door itself.”

The Garage Door is Your First Line of Defense

As stated above, a garage door can either make or break your home and garage security. We can help you pick the perfect one for your home.

Browse through our variety of residential garage doors, or even design your own online with our handy tool. Then, get a free quote, and upgrade your garage!

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