Alarm System WindowsGaragesDoorsLocks


Garages present a unique problem to residential security. They generally have inadequate locks that can easily be pried off. The overhead doors should be reinforced with ½” plywood sheeting if constructed of thin wood panels and fitted with either a sliding bolt lock system or pinned at the track for better security. The single pedestrian entryway door should be of solid core construction and reinforced the same as the entry to your home. If the garage is the attached style, special care should be taken to ensure that it is always secure. Once inside, the culprit(s) can secure the garage and attempt to gain entry to the home in complete seclusion. If you have an electric garage door opener try to change the internal code from time to time or purchase a new system that has an automatically changing encrypted access code that can not be intercepted by a device. If you leave for vacation the electric opener should be disconnected from the power supply.