Garage Door Security with the Door Doctors

According to the MyPolice website, there have been an increase in thieves breaking into townhouses by forcing old roller garage doors. Today we’ll take a look at some tips you can implement in order to maximise your garage door security (and, as a result, your house, car etc.)

Garage door security – keep your place safe with these easy tips:

Garage Door Security with the Door Doctors
Garage Door Security with the Door Doctors
  • Buy a keychain remote opener. Attach it to your keys so it’s not left inside your car, clipped to the visor – if someone steals your car it’ll be easy for them to enter your home.
  • Keep a regular garage door maintenance schedule. An old, corroded, or damaged door will be a lot easier to break into and will compromise your garage door security.
  • Secure your garage door emergency release. You can use zip-ties on the release and it will still be able to function as required, without the security fears of someone being able to use something like a coathanger to release the safety mechanism through a hole in the top of the door. See the video below!
  • If you’re going to be out of town for a period of time, use a padlock on the throw latch (if your door has one) – We’ve also included a video on YouTube below you can view.
  • If you don’t have a throw latch on your garage door, the Queensland Police recommend using a c-clamp tightened down on each side of the door track.
  • Ensure your garage windows are covered up – if you do have anything thieves might be interested in inside your garage they won’t know about it.
  • Don’t leave your keys in your car inside the garage – if the thieves get in it’ll be easy for them to make off with your car as well.
  • If there’s a door into your main residence from the garage, ensure it stays locked and deadbolted as well as using a strong door – if your garage is compromised you don’t anyone coming into your house!

There’s a great video on YouTube which explains the ‘zip tie emergency release’ method in more detail – have a look below!

If you need help with garage door security or would like to install something a bit safer than your old manual door then please give Door Doctors a call on 3299 2992 or email us at [email protected]