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Maintaining Security on Your Automated Garage Door

December 18, 2012

Maintaining Security on Your Automated Garage Door
One of the great things about automation is that we can accomplish things much faster than if we had to do them manually.  Automated garage doors, for example, come in handy because they prevent us from having to get out of our car just to open and close the door. With simply the push of a button on our remote control, our garage door can instantly open and close.

Automated garage doors are very functional, but without proper security precautions, they can also provide the perfect opportunity for intruders to come inside your house. It is therefore important to always maintain security when it comes to your automated garage doors.

The first thing to do is to check the functionality of your garage doors to be sure they are opening and closing properly.  If there are any items that need more attention, address them right away. That way, you can fix small problems before they get bigger and more costly and threaten your home security.

Below are some useful tips on how to maintain security with your automated garage doors:

  • Always secure your remote control. This small device is your primary control over your garage door, so you can’t lose it!  In case you do, buy a replacement and create a new code.
  • Make sure that the emergency release of your garage door is functioning properly. This will automatically open your garage door if you lose your remote control.
  • Do not leave your remote control inside your car. If possible, place your remote control with your other keys and take it with you.
  • Avoid opening your garage door when you don’t need to let your car in or out. Do not offer an invitation for other people to see your garage. As much as possible, only open you garage if you are moving your car.
  • Never let kid touch your remote control. Do not give them the freedom to manipulate something that is so important to your home security.
  • Before leaving the house or sleeping at night, make sure that the door connecting your main house and your garage is locked. Though your automated garage door will be locked as well, it is a good idea to have a second layer of security.
  • Secure your garage window. It doesn’t matter how fancy your garage doors are if you can easily break in through a window.

Chris George
Oklahoma City Realtor

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