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5 Ways to Make Your Attached Garage More Secure

Attached garages tend to be attractive to thieves: all they need to do is get into the garage and they could easily get into your home. We’ve rounded up 5 garage security tips to help protect your attached garage and your home.

1. Make Sure the Door is Always Closed

You’d be surprised how often a garage door is left open unintentionally. Perhaps a child opened the door to get their bike and forgot to close it, or perhaps you had a last-minute errand to run and dropped everything, forgetting about the open garage door in the process.

Purchase a garage door sensor, which will tell you when the door has been left open. Or for total peace of mind, install an automatic garage door closer.

2. Add Exterior Lighting

If the approach to your garage is well lit, thieves will tend to stay away. Motion sensing lights, which turn on when they sense movement, are popular. Timed lights are another strategy: these go on at a schedule you set, such as overnight.

3. Lock the Door When You Travel

Thieves tend to take notice of a home that appears empty. If you’re gone, they may try to break into the garage door. Reinforce your security by locking the garage door on the inside, using a padlock. Alternately, unplug the garage door opener so it can’t be forced to open.

4. Prevent Fishing

“Fishing” is a popular strategy for opening garage doors from outside. If your Oklahoma City garage door has an emergency release that is near the top of the door, a thief can insert a coat hanger or a piece of wire through the opening at the top and try to trigger the emergency release. A garage door with windows tends to be easier to fish because a thief can see a part of the garage interior.

To deter fishing, lock the emergency release lever with a zip tie, or install a block of wood in front of the release. This way, a criminal won’t be able to grab the release and open the door.

5. Get a New Garage Door

Inexpensive garage doors are easier to compromise than state-of-the-art garage doors, such as steel garage doors. If you’ve inherited a house with a budget garage door, the number-one security tip may be to replace it with a higher-quality garage door. Not only will this boost the value of your home, since garage doors are a top home improvement, but it will also bolster your home’s security.

Get a New Garage Door in Oklahoma City

If you need a new garage door, or garage door accessories, look to Overhead Door of Oklahoma City. Stop by our showroom to see products or browse online to find a garage door that will protect your home.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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