The Key to Protecting Your Home May Be Protecting Your Garage
Your worst nightmare is to come home from a long day at work or a vacation, and see that your home was broken into. When someone is considering breaking into your home, there are a few different things that contribute to their overall decision to break in and steal your belongings. Being robbed is a […]
Your worst nightmare is to come home from a long day at work or a vacation, and see that your home was broken into. When someone is considering breaking into your home, there are a few different things that contribute to their overall decision to break in and steal your belongings. Being robbed is a devastating tragedy, and while you can never fully prevent someone from making the decision to break in, you can absolutely make breaking into your home incredibly difficult for them in order to deter them.
Don’t leave your garage door open
This includes when you’re at home. Many thieves won’t want to actually steal things while you’re at home, but if you leave your garage door open, this gives them an opportunity to make preparations to break in once you leave. If they were to purchase a universal garage door opener, they could come into your garage and have access to the main garage door opener and program their opener to be compatible with your garage. Then all they have to do is wait until you leave, and they have complete access to your home. This is another reason why you should always lock the door between your garage and the interior of your home.
Protect your garage door opener from being used by someone else
Lately, a popular way for someone to break into your home is by breaking into your car when you’re not at home, first. They steal your garage door opener, and take a picture of your car registration, and then leave. Your home address is on your registration, and they now have what’s essentially a key into your home. There are a few ways to avoid this. The first way is to hide your garage door opener in your car, rather than leaving it on your visor. If the opener is not immediately visible, it’s less likely that your car will be broken into. A thief doesn’t want to have to search your car for it.
Another, more secure way, to ensure no one can use your own garage door opener to break into your home is by simply downloading an app. These apps, such as MyQ, will allow you to open your garage by simply using this app. This means you don’t necessarily have to bring your garage door opener with you when you leave the house. This app will also notify you if your garage door opens when you’re not at home. This can be especially helpful, because even if you’re not at home you can alert the authorities and have them arrive at your house just by simply using this app.