Many people spend lots of time and money securing their home and car with high quality security measures, yet they don’t seem to think that their garage needs the same amount of defence. We’re not sure why this is the case, but it’s the reason for why garage theft has become a real problem in certain areas.
If you think about it, people store thousands of pounds worth of stuff in their garage, including expensive cars, tools, and golf clubs. Therefore, it seems pretty crazy that they have little to no security in place.
Do you know how to secure your garage against theft? Read on for some of our best tips!
Keep Your Windows Covered
Would you have windows in your house without any curtains or blinds? Probably not, so why is it okay to have nothing covering your garage windows? If people can see into your garage, then they know exactly what is in there. Putting up curtains or blinds means that people can’t peer into your window and see all your valuable goods! You could also install frosted glass windows, as it’s incredibly hard to see through these. If this isn’t possible, don’t leave anything valuable in view of the window.
Have Good Security in Place
As we mentioned above, people just don’t seem to think it’s important to secure their garage. We think that the best way to prevent break-ins in your garage is to have good quality security in place. The first thing you can do is to make sure that your door securely locks. Whatever type of garage door you have, it needs to be one that locks properly. Potential thieves will look for a weakness in your door, so it’s important that you deny them entry. Make sure that all your windows are locked – don’t ever leave them open if you’re not in there.
Apart from that, you can invest in other types of security such as door sensors, CCTV and alarms. Door sensors and alarms will alert you to the presence of someone, whilst CCTV will allow you to retain any evidence.
Put Some Lights up Around Your Garage
Thieves won’t target a house that has plenty of light surrounding it, as it’s likely that someone will see them trying to break in. Therefore, you should consider lights around the windows and doors, as well as interior lights such as floodlights that come on whenever someone is nearby.
Consider Having an Automatic System
Sometimes it’s really easy to forget to shut your garage, especially if you are busy moving things in and out. Unfortunately, it’s a little accident like this that could lead to your garage being broken into – or walked right into! You could install an automatic system that closes your garage door after it has been left open for a certain period of time. This might not be a good idea for those who have children, as you don’t want it shutting accidently when children are messing around.
Now that you know how to properly secure your garage, we hope that you’re now able to avoid any horrible break-ins. Prevention is always the key!
However, if you’re looking for a private garage that is already well secured, we can help. We have an extensive range of lock up garages for hire, providing you with the perfect storage solution.