Garage Door Safety
Garages are perfect for accommodating different types of functions in a residential building, e.g. storage space, play areas, but as they can be accessed from the exterior of a building, it makes them susceptible to security issues. Apart from ensuring that your security is efficient so that you do not get burgled, you also have to make sure that the way the garage door is handled is safe. Some of the ways you can increase your garage door safety are:
Inspect the Garage Door Every Month
Frequent inspection is important as it helps you to catch problems on time and solve them before they get worse. Inspecting the components of the garage door like the cables, rollers, the pulley systems, the door opener and even the exterior of the garage door goes a long way in keeping it suitable for use. In the case that any damage is noticed in any of the components, you should call your local garage door company to send a technician across. It is not safe to attempt to fix it yourself. At Reno Garage Door Repair, we have many professional garage door technicians on deck to assign to all our clients, so you don’t have to worry about a delay in service.
Test the Garage Door’s Auto-Reverse Function
In garage doors, a security measure has already been put in place and it involves the auto-reverse function of the door. Garage doors are designed in such a way that if it senses an item in its path when it is lowering down, it starts to go back up. This was put in place to prevent accidents from happening in the home. Testing this function from time to time would help you make sure that it is still functional and your garage door is still safe.
Obscuring the Windows of Your Garage
For additional safety, you can obscure the windows of your garage. This means that you can employ the use of frosted windows as opposed to the regular clear ones. With frosted windows, someone peeking in from outside cannot see what is inside your garage and as this is the first line of action for thieves and burglars, this would deter them from proceeding with their intentions. You can always consult with your local garage door installation company and they would provide solutions or guidance for situations like this.
Invest in Motion Detection Lights and Security Cameras, Especially Around the Garage
Burglars usually like to work under the cover of darkness so that they would not be easily spotted but when you have functional lights around the garage area and the whole property, this would deter them from proceeding. Also, security cameras that you can monitor even when you are not at home would help as you know what is happening on your property and can alert the authorities if need be. We have contacts of reputable security companies that we work with and can always refer you for services like this.