Garages can often be the entry point for intruders as they not only contain high value and portable items such as cars and bikes but also can often provide internal and discrete access to your home.
Security is one of the biggest concerns of homeowners. Just like you take steps to secure the front and back doors to your home before you leave, you should do the same with your garage door.
The best way to keep your garage door secure is to treat it like the other entry points into your home. If you wouldn’t leave a window or front door open or have a creaked window or faulty door, don’t leave your garage door out of the plans when protecting your home. Steel-Line’s Simply Safer range offers several great products to add additional safety measures to your garage door at affordable prices and easy to install:
The Secura-Lock SD is an automatic garage locking system for enhanced security for you, your family, and your home. Designed using advanced technology and will automatically engage when you close your door using your remote control.
The locking pin extends when the door reaches the closed position, providing you additional security and protection.
The locking pin will automatically retract when opening, disengaging the Secura-Lock SD and allowing the door to raise to position.
This product is compatible with the SD800 and SD1200 Steel-Line Sectional Door motor range.
Electronic Key Switch
The Electronic Key Switch is a super simple addition to add to your home. It allows entry into your garage from outside via a key lock. Useful when the remote handset is not available.
Wireless Security Keypad
The Security Keypad can be programmed with up to twelve user codes. So it is perfect for the family, tradespeople, or even just going for a walk. This means you can leave your keys at home with the peace of mind that your home is secure. Plus, no more leaving your key out for friends or tradespeople; simply provide them with one of the 12 codes.
Powermesh Garage Door Controller
With an easy set-up on any existing door or motor with a bell press, the Powermesh Garage Door Controller boasts features that make it simple to use, monitor and share; it is a technology like no other.
Open or close your door with hands-free convenience with Google Assistant, and with the Zimi app and Cloud Connect, you can control this from anywhere in the world.
What’s better is you’ll have increased safety and security, thanks to flight path technology – the intelligent sensor that’s spatially aware of your door’s every position, allowing you to open your door to different heights. “Hey Google, open my door to 40%” – perfect for ventilation, pet access or receiving deliveries whilst you are away.
A few more everyday helpful tips to add that little bit more security around your home:
- Don’t leave the garage door remote in the car:
Keeping a garage remote in your car makes life easier, so if you do, make sure the doors are locked, and the remote is not visible from outside even when the vehicle is parked in the garage. Having one clipped to your visor is handy, but it’s also an invitation for someone thinking about breaking into your house. An excellent way to keep the remote with you rather than with the car is to replace that clip-on remote with a small one that you can keep on your keychain. Visit our online store or check with your local branch on remote options:
- Add a lock to the entry door to the house:
This one might sound like common sense, but many people don’t even have a lock on the door that leads from the garage into the house. That’s because they assume that the garage door provides all the security they need. However, if someone gets into the garage, they will have trouble getting into the house if the door is locked. So think of this door just as you do all exterior entry doors in the house, and secure it accordingly.
- Install motion-sensor lights:
Install a motion sensor light or two over your garage door, and you will reduce the chances of a nighttime break-in through the garage. Most burglars are not too keen on doing their work under a bright light.
- Install an alarm system:
If you have a home security system, ensure that it extends to your garage, not just the connecting door. Then, if the alarm is armed and someone enters the garage, you should know about it.
Your garage door can be an easy target and entry point for many burglars. However, by following the above tips and adding in a few additional safety measures to your home, you’ll force any would-be burglars to look for an easy mark somewhere else.
If you have questions on any of the above products or are wanting to add them to your home, contact us today.