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Protect you garage from burglars
Garage doors are a common security weak point and an easy target for thieves. Securing your garage door doesn’t just mean protecting the roll-up door. You also have to look at every entrance point as a vulnerability.
In the past, some garage burglaries were accomplished through the use of devices that could foil the garage door opener codes. Early automatic openers all featured the same code. Not very secure. Thieves could just purchase an opener made by the same company and open the door. The second generation of openers increased security through dip switches that could be set to a unique combination. Unfortunately, most owners left the default setting in place.
Modern automatic garage door openers feature rolling-code technology. The remote transmits a new security code each time it is pressed. There are more than 100 billion codes, so the system is pretty secure.
However, most of the garage burglaries in our area don’t involve any fancy electronic technology. Very often, they occur when a homeowner leaves the garage door open “for just a few minutes” or leaves it partially open for air circulation during the summer. In other cases, the burglar enters through the side or rear door to the garage.
Check out our “Garage Security Tips” for ways to protect your garage from burglars.