10 March 2015
Garage Door Safety & Security Tips
Silver State Overhead Door
“Your Neighborhood Garage Door Specialist”
- Change the manufacturer’s standard access code on your opener and remote control or invest in a newer model with “rolling-code technology” which changes the access code each time the opener is used and a 3 function wall button with lock out & light
- Lock the inside door that “enters your home” through the garage, whether you’re home or not.
- When leaving or returning home “look” at your surroundings to make sure there is no one outside your home that could “slip under” the garage door as it is closing.
- Make sure the garage door “closes all the way”, when leaving or returning to your home. Do not leave your garage door partially open, providing an opportunity for a thief to enter your home.
- Windows in your garage door provides a thief a way to look into your garage, to see what’s in the garage and see if you are home. A thief can also drill a small hole next to the window and watch as he runs a wire type device into the hole, pulling on the RED emergency release cord to release the trolley from the opener, allowing the thief to lift the door manually and gain access to your garage or home.
- Never leave your remote control in your car or with a parking attendant, a thief can gain access to your home by stealing the remote (don’t forget, they can find your address on your car registration).
- If you go on vacation, unplug the garage door opener, or if your opener provides it, use a lock console security switch, either will render your remotes unusable, preventing a thief from entering your home or surprising you in your home when you return.