How do I know if my garage door is secure?

Oct 28, 2021

So, you have a garage door in place.

That’s good news, however one thing you do need to ask yourself: is your garage door secure?

If it’s over 20 years old, then the chances are the door you have in place has probably seen better days.

There are steps you can take to make your garage door more secure; however, it might be time to think about a new garage door if your current model is feeling its age.


Ways to ensure your garage door is secure

So, if you are happy with your garage door, then ensure your car doors and boot are locked when they’re not in use.

If your car has an alarm, ensure it is set.

Then be sure to lock your garage door.


What about car keys and garage door remote?

Once you’ve secured your vehicle and garage door, then you need to ensure the car keys are securely stored in your home.

The garage door remotes also need to be stored securely and hidden from view. 

Ensure any interiors door that connect to or lead to your home are also locked securely at night and when your home is unoccupied.


Lock the door

Ensure all doors are locked so it is difficult for any intruder to even attempt to try and enter your home or garage. 

There are plenty of security systems that use Wi-Fi which you can install too.

Don’t be tempted to leave garage doors open if you are at work, away from home or even just popping to the shops.


Consider what type of garage door is best for you

There are numerous garage doors available for installation and only you can work out which is best for you.

It could be a roller shutter door is the best option for you.

Roller shutter doors are cleverly designed so the garage and driveway have maximum space, and the door itself rolls neatly into a special box at the top of the door, which is expertly fitted. 

You can have roller shutter doors that don’t have any windows, so intruders’ eyes can’t see inside. 


Lighting the garage area

As we have lots of dark nights in the UK, you could consider having lighting installed on the exterior of you garage. 

Bright lighting illuminates vulnerable areas and puts off those unwanted visitors.


What about an alarm system?

If your budget allows, then how about an alarm system being fitted in the garage area?


Get in touch with Clic Garage Doors

We measure, supply and fit electric, insulated roller shutter garage doors.

We are based in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, serving the Yorkshire Coast and beyond. 

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