Last month, we talked about how to keep you safe from your garage door. For July, The Overhead Door Company of Omaha is here to show you how your garage door keeps you safe from the outside world. Below are a few helpful suggestions about the precautions you can take and the upgrades you can make in order to turn your home into an impenetrable fortress.
Eye in the Sky
Adding a security or video surveillance system is one of the easiest ways to deter any would-be burglars from making your house their top target. The benefits are obvious: constant surveillance of all the happenings outside your home, incriminating footage in case someone does make an attempt, and a siren that tells the culprit that they better hightail it out of there before the police show up.
If you are not looking to pay a monthly service fee, you might want to consider the discount version – a fake camera. Nobody needs to know it is not connected to anything and it should do a solid job of spooking any criminal that catches a glimpse of it.
Like turning off lights or grabbing our lunch from the fridge, closing the garage door is something we all forget to do from time to time when we are on our way out the house. Now, thanks to the OHD Anywhere® app, you don’t have to worry about driving home to correct your mistake.
The app is simple. All you need to do is attach the OHD Anywhere® sensor to your garage door and download the corresponding OHD Anywhere® app. Once everything is in place, you have full control over your garage door from anywhere. Not only that, but the opener gives you a full history of all your comings and goings.
Windows look amazing when they are artfully placed on a garage door. Burglars enjoy them because they let them see what they could steal.
An Alternative? Frosted glass. Sand-blasting gives these windows their translucent appearance, which makes it impossible for intruders to make out what you have stored in your garage.
Hide Your Openers
Finally, just a quick reminder to never leave your remote openers out in plain sight – especially if you park your vehicle on the street during the evening. It might not be as easy as placing it in the unused cupholder, but trust us, it is worth the extra effort.
For more home and garage door security tips, or to upgrade current setup, contact the Overhead Door Company of Omaha.