Your garage door is an essential feature of your home, however like any entrance, you need to make sure it’s secure. In this article we’ll be looking at ways to increase the security and safety of your garage door. To achieve this, we’ll be approaching the issue through two perspectives.

First, the security features of your garage door. Second, are the ways to increase the safety of using the door itself, so you can avoid property damage, and most importantly, protect yourself and loved ones. So, let’s have a look at some accessories that will help make your house safer, as well as some general security tips.

Photo Electric Beams

Garage door safety isn’t just about keeping intruders out, it’s about looking after yourself and family members. The purpose of Photo-Electric Beams is to detect any obstruction to the garage door. Once an obstruction is detected, the door will then either stop or retract before it hits anything.

Misjudged backing out of the car? Maybe your children are running about just as you started to close the door? You could be cleaning out the garage and accidentally closing the door while some boxes are in the way. Whatever the scenario, Photo Electric Beams will detect it and help you avoid a nasty accident.

The Photo-Electric Beam is an accessory that can save you a lot of repair money or a serious injury, so it is a smart investment towards your home’s safety.

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Lighting

Installing automated lights near your garage not only makes life easier coming home on those late nights, it can also work as a deterrent for any unwanted visitors. The last thing a burglar wants is to have the spotlight on them, so something as simple as an automated light can be enough to deter them. After all, it only has to work once for it to pay for itself.

Wireless Security Keypad

Locking your garage seems like a no-brainer when it comes to keeping your home safe, but is a physical key the best way to do this? We’ve all experienced the feeling of running late while looking for our keys. And there’s always the concern of lending a spare key to someone you don’t know that well. A wireless security keypad could be the answer you’re looking for.

A wireless security keypad can be programmed with up to twelve different user codes. It’s a great way to provide access to family members, tradespeople and neighbours. Need to pop out to take the dog for a walk? With a wireless security keypad, you can leave your keys at home and still know that your home is secure.

The keypad is weather-resistant to withstand rainy days. Worried your PIN number has gotten into the wrong hands? The Wireless Security Keypad is easy to reprogram, so it’s easy to change your code whenever you like. Have tradespeople or temporary visitors who need access to your home? You can create a temporary PIN number for these situations.

Secura-Lock SD

Your home is your castle, and you want to make sure you keep both your possessions and your loved ones safe. Just as you might add extra locks to your front door, a product like the secura-lock provides that extra layer of security for your garage.

The Secura-Lock SD is compatible with SD800 and SD12000 Steel-Line Sectional Doors, the Secura-Lock SD automatically engages the locking pin when you close your door through your normal means. When you open the door, the locking pin automatically retracts.

The Secura-Lock SD gives you peace of mind that your home is safe.

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Lock Maintenance

One of the best ways to ensure the safety aspects of your garage door is through regular services. Think of it like getting a check-up at the dentist, a professional can make sure everything is running smoothly, and spot any potential problems before they become major.

Things like your door being askew, or not smoothly running in the rails are definitely worth catching early, because they’ll only get more expensive (and dangerous) the longer you leave them.

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Other Tips for Keeping Your Garage Secure and Safe

Along with the accessories above, here are some simple ways to ensure your home is safe.

 

  • Don’t leave your remote in the car. If someone breaks into your car, they could gain access to your home. Either invest in a keyring remote or Smart Technology to open your door.
  • Ensure the door from your garage to your home has extra security. Think of it as another front door and remember to lock in when leaving home. Consider installing a deadbolt if you’re really concerned.
  • Be sure to lock your door. This is especially important with manual garage doors as intruders can easily make their way in. It may seem like an obvious step, but two-thirds of break-ins through a garage door happen because the door wasn’t locked.
  • Take extra steps to secure your door when going away. Planning on taking a trip? Take a few extra measures like padlocking the throw-hatch, telling a trusted neighbour you’ll be out of town and turning off your garage door opener.
  • Frost or cover your windows. This will ensure no one can see into your garage.
  • Install an alarm system: Few intruders will be bold enough to hang around once an alarm goes off.
  • Install Security Cameras: Not only will this help catch any potential intruders, but the mere sight of a security camera may also be enough to deter an intruder.

Looking to upgrade your garage’s security and safety, but still have a few questions? Steel-Line is here to help. Steel-Line has branches across Australia including SydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaide, and many other locations

If you’re after some accessories or have any questions about garage safety and security, please call us today on 1300 767 900 or contact us here.

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