Garage vulnerabilities can make you think everything is secure when it’s actually not. When criminals attempt to break into your home, they look for the easiest option available, and in many cases, believe it or not, this is the garage. You may think your garage is secure if you have a garage door opener on it. After all, the door will not raise or lower without the push button, right? Wrong!
Why Garage Vulnerabilities Can Offer a False Sense of Security
There may be a security box or a remote installed on the outside of your garage door that is easy for a burglar to bypass. In addition, the remote for the garage door opener may be in the car that is parked just steps from the garage. Once the garage door is opened, most crooks will be able to simply walk in the house. This is because most people don’t lock the interior door between the garage and the rest of the home because of the false sense of security they have with the garage door being closed, and supposedly locked.
As you can see, garage vulnerabilities are numerous. For your safety and security, you may be wondering what you can do about it. Your locksmith expert can help you protect your home in a number of ways. First, they can help you to bolster security on the touch access pad on the exterior of your garage. They can also help you to change the code to your garage door opener so it is more difficult to access from a remote. Finally, your locksmith can help you to improve the locks on the interior door leading into your home.
This door should be secured by a deadbolt just as you would secure the other access points for front and rear exterior doors of the home. You can easily set up an appointment with Coastal Contract Hardware to learn more about garage door security and to bolster your home’s security.