Unfortunately, there seems to be more garage break-ins this time of year. Burglars are aware that you may have Christmas gifts in your car or in the garage (hiding from your nosey kiddos!). In addition to knowing you have these valuable gifts, burglars also know that you are likely to go out of town this time of year…leaving an empty house for them to rob. Can you guess the easiest point of entry? Yep, it's typically the garage. Find out how to protect your home from break-ins this holiday season!
Bring Your Opener Inside!
Something you may not think to do is take your garage door opener inside! If the vehicle that you leave at home while you are either inside your home or on vacation has your garage door opener on your visor, take it inside. If you have someone trying to break into your car, they might be smart enough to see your opener and then have access to your home. This is something to implement all through the year, not just the holiday season.
Know Who Has Your Keypad Code
You should never give your code out to anyone that you do not trust. If your house is being built and the contractor has the code to your garage, he may give it to another one of his employees. Now there are 2 people (you have no idea who they are, where they live, or what they do outside of work) who have access to your home. One helpful tip from us is to change your code as soon as you move into your home!
Change Your Code
Another helpful tip that goes along with your keypad code is changing your code every 6 months. This not only protects your home from burglaries, but it can also keep anyone who has your code (and don’t want in your home) OUT. Some situations come up where that is they only option that you have… to give someone your garage code. But, it is a safety precaution to change your code every 6 months.
At Overhead Door, we sincerely hope that your home stays safe and comfortable through the holiday season. However, always be aware of dangerous situations and take the precautions necessary to protect your home and valuable possessions.