Increasing Garage Door Safety12/22/2013 Back To Blog
With so much going on in today’s world, our level of safety can never be good enough. We can always do more to raise our expectations, even when it comes to garage door safety. Constant awareness of safety tips and procedures will keep you and your household safe. This information can be gained from specialist as well as your owner’s manual. Here are a few key tips to enhance your awareness.
Change Code on Keypad
Some properties have a keypad installed that allows keyless entry. They are usually installed right next to the garage door. If you have this security feature, make sure that you change the default code to something that only you and your family can remember.
Keep Garage Door Closed
Leaving the door open is the most common mistake made by many homeowners. This can occur while rushing off to work, taking in the groceries, or during bedtime hours. This mistake sends an open-invitation to intruders, allowing them full access to your vehicle, stored property, and even the home via the connecting door. This can happen within seconds so the best way to circumvent burglary is to keep the overheadgarage door closed.
Newer garage door openers have safety features preinstalled making is more difficult for criminals to breach the door. Out-of-date openers do not have such features. Some of the technology installed on newer openers includes a scrambling code system and an unidentified signal filtering feature. This eliminates outside third-party operations such as neighbors and intruders.
Get an Open Door Monitor
One of the easiest mistakes to do is leave your garage door open, especially when there are so many people going in and out of the garage. To cut-down on this, try using a door monitor that will alert the household when the garage door is left open. It can also be programmed to close your door after a certain amount of time. This security feature is a terrific way to make sure the door remains secure as possible.