Garage doorYour garage houses one of your most important investments — your car. If you’re like most homeowners, it’s possible that you store other valuables in there too. It only makes sense that criminals would be highly attracted to it when they break into your home. So what do you do to prevent them from gaining access into this crucial room? These tips may help:

Invest in a quality roller door

As almost all roller doors in Auckland look similar, they surely must be the same, right? No. All Steel Security noted that nothing could be further from the truth. Roller doors come in different qualities depending on which material is used to make them. A single skin steel roller, for instance, is much less reliable when it comes to security than a double-skinned aluminium roller door.

Get an automatic garage door

Automatic doors are much more secure than their counterparts. The most current ones come with rolling-code technology that transmits a different security code whenever you use the remote to open them. As there are billions of codes, chances of a criminal who happens on the remote guessing the right code are slim to none.

Never leave the garage door open

This may sound obvious, but you’ll be surprised how many homeowners leave their garage doors open, inviting burglars to break in. You may think your neighbourhood is the most secure in town, but understand that the safest neighbourhoods are usually the ones thieves target first.

Maintain your garage door

Like every other part of your home, the mechanical parts of your garage door require regular maintenance. Every once in a while, inspect the door for corrosion. Check the frames, the hinges, the locks, and other replaceable parts.

Since your garage door is one of the points of vulnerability into your home, it’s crucial that you make it as secure as possible. The last thing you want is a theft you could have prevented.