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Increase Garage Door Security with These Tips

Ripple Creek Homes chooses only the best communities to build in. Convenience, safety, and beauty are all factors we consider. Although we endeavor to set you and your family up for success, the unfortunate truth is that not all crime can be avoided. That is why we wanted to share just a couple of ways that you can make your home more secure in one area in particular: your garage.

Keep the Garage Door Opener with You

To not forget the garage door opener when you leave the house, many choose to clip it on the visor of their vehicle or leave it in their glove box. The issue with this is that many thieves are aware of this practice and these places will be the first ones they search for goods. Once a thief has your garage door opener, they can easily gain access into your home. For this reason, it is a great idea to take your garage door opener with you when you exit your vehicle if possible.

Lock the Door Leading from the Garage to the House

Many homeowners will leave the door leading from the garage to the main home unlocked. The problem with this, however, is that if your garage door is ever compromised, entry into the main living area will be extremely easy. Although it makes things easier for family members to get inside when arriving home, it is good to practice locking the door behind you when entering in through the garage.

Make Garage Windows Less Visible

Many garages have windows in them. They can be great sources of light and can really improve the space. Especially if you use part of your garage as a workshop, windows can make it a nicer place to spend time in. The downside is that they also make it easy for burglars to peer into your garage. This way they can get a better idea of the goods you have stored inside and if there are any vehicles indicating that someone is home or not. To discourage this, you can easily install frosted film on your garage windows that will hinder unwanted glances.

These are just a few simple steps you can take to increase your garage door security. We hope you found them helpful. For even more design tips, inspiration, or helpful hints, browse the rest of our blogs. And check back often for new information!

By Ripple Creek Homes 11-30-2020

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