Fortify Your Garage to Prevent Theft

| 11/23/2016 10:44:00 AM

Megan WildForget the front door. The vast majority of homeowners who have an attached garage use that as their main entrance to their house . It is practical and safe and especially convenient when it's raining outside. Garages are also the prime storage spot for a homesteader or farmer. This is where all the things we don't use on a regular basis get stored, such as power tools, farm equipment, and other expensive machinery.

Sadly, burglars know this, too. That's probably why they will attempt to go through the garage to get into your house. Of course, they might just stop there and swipe all your valuable equipment. Thankfully, there are ways to reinforce your garage door. These tips apply to your home's garage as well as your workshop.

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Bring Your Remote Inside

Consider this scenario: You have two cars. Each has a garage door remote. You head off on a shopping trip, leaving one car parked outside. A robber creeps up, gets into your car, and uses the garage remote to gain entry. He'll be in and out with your things in a flash.

Solution? Shrink your remote. You don't need a huge clicker anymore; instead, get a small fob for your keychain that you can carry with you. There are also smartphone apps that let you open the door with your cell . Very smart.

Add More Lights

Like cockroaches scurrying away in the kitchen, most thieves will dash off if they're blasted with lights — we're talking really bright lights on motion sensors. As an added bonus, these lights flashing on can also act as a deterrent to uninvited, four-legged guests.

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