As vehicle owners, we don’t really just have garages build just for the sake of having one. It’s actually about securing our vehicles from vandalism or theft, not to mention the fact that most of us do keep other belongings inside our garages.
Though most garages may not directly lead inside the owners’ homes, the mere fact that someone was able to get into your private property puts your whole family in danger of being attacked if someone happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Below are some practical ways to break-in proof your garage and some safety tips:
- Install a motion sensitive light and if you’re in a “high-risk” area, leave some lights on within your yard so your area remains visible which makes these crooks easy to spot.
- Install surveillance cameras and make them visible so the burglars know that they’re being filmed. This will also help identify the suspects easily should they successfully be able to get through your security system.
- Make sure that you always lock your garage doors. Whenever you can, use multiple locks.
- Install sturdy garage doors/windows and replace once that you think will break down easily with a few blows.
- Install a cheap alarm system that goes off with forcible entry.
- Always lock your garage!
- In cases of break ins. Stay inside your home, call the cops! You’re not an action hero, these crooks may carry weapons that can hurt you badly.
- That being said, break-in proof your home so if they decide to get into your home for a midnight snack or something. Cops may already be at your yard before they get pass your burglar-proof home security system.
- Even if you’re not at home, make it appear that someone is there by leaving some of the lights on inside your home.