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Enhancing Your Garage Safety

Whether you use your garage for storage or for your vehicles, you don't want anyone breaking in and getting a hold of your things. Learn why the security of your garage might be at risk, and what you can do to better it.

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When your garage security system isn't up to par, any of these things are liable to be stolen. Additionally, for many people, there is a door in their garage that leads directly to the interior of their home. A faulty or ineffective garage lock could leave your entire home vulnerable to theft or break-in if the door between the garage and house is not locked.

For these reasons and more, it is important to call upon our garage door services to ensure the safety of your loved ones and your most valuable possessions.

From automatic overhead doors to manually operated garage doors, there are many security features to be considered when planning for the safety of your garage, home, or storage unit.

Customized security plans: Your options for garage door locks

handle lockIf you have an automatic garage door as most people do, then the garage door, if installed properly, is very difficult to open without the proper remote or code. However, if you do not have an automatic opener unit with a built-in locking system, it is important to have extra locks in place. Either way, when it comes to your garage door security, our home locksmith team can help you come up with a comprehensive plan that'll provide the highest security for your garage.

  • Door bolts: These locks work by having a bolt that runs from the garage door through the frame of the garage. 
  • Electric key switch: A good way to ensure that your garage is not broken into with another signal or the wrong person having a code to your door, is to have an electric key switch that disables the electricity needed to open the door. All you have to do is turn a key and the electricity running to your garage door can be enabled or disabled easily to ensure that no one opens the door when you do not want it opened. 
  • External handle lock: Installing an external handle lock on your garage door is a great option if you do not have an automatic door system. These are relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
  • Padlock: For added security for an automatic opening unit, padlock the throw latch on the garage door for instances when you may be out of town, or away from the house for extended periods of time.

Garage door openers: traditional to high-tech

Having the right garage door openers can also enhance the safety of your security system.

Key Pad

Keypads can be installed outside the garage door and open upon entry of the correct code. These are fairly inexpensive to purchase and we can install them for you for reasonable locksmith rates. The codes can be shared easily with all household members. which is just another reason to consider these for your home.garage door remote

Garage Door Remote 

Garage door remotes open the door at the push of a button and have become more advanced over time with more advanced technology that makes their signal more customized and harder to copy. They come in many shapes and sizes.

Smart Phone

With modern technology, it is possible to have your garage door systems synced with your smartphone. You are able to open and close it from the smartphone, even from far away is necessary. And with some programs, you can check to see the status of your garage at any time.

Extra Safety Tips

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Vehicles, lawn equipment, expensive tools, boxed keepsakes: these are just a few of the usual things located in your garage that can have great monetary or sentimental value to you.

1. Don't leave your garage door opener in your vehicle- Instead of having the traditional clip-on model garage door opener, get a smaller opener that fits on your key chain or in your pocket. When your garage door opener is in your vehicle, any vehicle theft situation would also give a burglar access to your garage and home. 

2. We recommend installing a deadbolt on the door that connects your garage to your home if you don't already have one. Having to lock and unlock a secondary mechanism may seem like a nuisance, but this one extra step could save you and your family a lot of money and hassle.

3. Utilize the help of a professional and get a comprehensive security assessment. At Authorized Locksmiths, we are trained to look for weaknesses in your security system and can make recommendations on how you can stay safer.

Give us a call today to find out more about our garage door lock services!