Do you think your home is pretty secure?
You have had a locksmith come out to the property and all your locks are taken care of. You have a CCTV Security system in place that is monitored. And your windows and safe and secure.
But what about your garage door?
A garage door can actually be a huge safety concern. In this quick article today we are going to cover one of the most overlooked aspects of a home security.
Why is the Garage Overlooked?
The reality is that most home owners are never going to see a garage door as a vulnerable point in their home. Most garage doors can be lifted up with a little bit of force. Or they can be smashed in if locked and then crawled under.
A garage is generally a place to store your car at night and to keep random things like tools push bicycles. But the danger comes with the door that is connect to the inside of you home. For the most part once someone is inside the garage the door that leads into the house is not very strong or secure. And generally that same door has the same weak locking system that say a bedroom door has.
Replacing a garage door can be a very costly exercise that most people will not happen to have the budget to deal with.
The Solution – Secure That Door Leading into the House
The solution lies in the door that leads into your home from the garage. This door should be treated the exact same way as you would treat any exterior door on your property.
The best thing to do is to have a locksmith come out to your property in order to asses the door as they will be able to tell you what options you have.
They might let you know that the door that you have installed isn’t suitable for a heavy duty deadbolt locking mechanism. So you might have to end up replacing that door before you can put a strong a lock on it. This is still much better than the cost of replacing a garage door. And that can cost an arm and a leg!
The other situation is that the door that leads into your home is quiet strong and sturdy. So it can have a good deadbolt system installed. In this case you’re just going to be paying a locksmith for installing the deadbolt and it will be much cheaper.
Bonus Solution – Security Lighting
One of the things that you can do is to have motion sensitive security lighting installed. The best place to install motion sensitive security lighting is by your front door and in front of your garage. Just this alone will deter would be robbers.
If you would like us to come out to your property to asses your garage door then call us on 01202 287055 or head back to our home page at www.abacuslocksmiths.com to see all the services we offer.