How Safe Is Your Garage

How Safe Is Your Garage Really?

When it comes to the safety and security of our homes, the garage typically takes a backseat. Aside from locking the door, most of us don’t apply the same safety precautions to our garages like we do our main living areas. Garage safety is important for a number of reasons and it is important that you take a few factors into consideration when looking to increase the overall safety of your garage.

Utilize Technology

We are fortunate to live in a time where technology reigns supreme. Implementing the use of technology into your garage’s security plan is a fantastic idea. Technology offers homeowners a sense of security even when they are halfway across the world. If there is a security breach, there are systems that will alert a traveling homeowner of said breach. Further, these systems allow you to interact with people in your home, adjust the lighting in your garage, and alert authorities of any suspicious activities that may be occurring in or around your home or garage.

See our Garage Door Safety Sensors here.

Garage openers are another piece of technology that can be used to your advantage; however, it is important that your garage opener is less than one decade old. Garage openers with fixed-code systems can easily be hacked into. If your garage opener operates on a fixed-code system, it may be worth looking into transitioning to a garage opener that utilizes a remote signal with a rolling code.

Make Doors a Priority

Are your garage doors flimsy or easily opened? Technology is useless if someone can easily open your garage door. The stronger your garage door or panel, the better. This can give you and your family time to flee if there is an intruder and it gives the authorities a bigger chance of catching the intruder. The appearance of your garage door also matters. If a door looks new and strong, it is not nearly as temping as a door that looks old and weak.

Be Smart

Practice good habits. Do not leave your garage door open and unaccompanied. Cover windows and lock any doors that may lead someone into the garage. Clean and maintain the mechanical components of your garage door. Smart safety habits go a long way in ensuring overall garage safety.

If you are ready to take your garage’s safety to the next level, contact D Bar Garage Doors today at (503) 553-9933 for a safety solution that works for you and your family.

By | 2018-12-04T09:14:48+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

About the Author:

Owner, Dotan Bar, has always possessed an intense passion for problem-solving and mechanics. This love led him to work for years as a sub-contractor for larger construction and re-modeling companies. As he dialed in his specialized training to garage door service, he realized that the tactics of many bigger companies were not up to his standards. His beliefs of fair pricing, community support, and overall, HONEST business practices were not upheld in many of these larger companies. He realized that the customers, who are the overall drive of business, were often being taken advantage of! Whereas many workers may just continue with the flow, Dotan broke off on his own to begin doing business he could believe in. This dedication continues to grow our satisfied customer base, daily.