7 Essential Tips to Ensure Garage Safety
We all devote an extraordinary amount of attention to the security of our homes. However, the same cannot be said about garage security. Here, the question arises, why not? A garage may hold various valuables, including the car, and – more importantly – it is a gateway to the house. So making an effort to secure the house and then leaving it vulnerable through the garage entrance is actually counterproductive. Here are 7 tips to ensure optimum safety of your garage:
1. Secure the interior door
When it comes to garage security, most people scramble to secure the front door. Although this step merits a separate discussion, the first step is to secure the door that leads from the garage to the house. Don’t be content with a simple security system. Some insurance policies do not cover security system hacks. You need to secure the interior through a British Standard deadbolt lock. Key4Freedom offers a wide range of British Standard locks along with installation services.
2. Install locks on the garage door
This may sound obvious but, during our years of professional experience, we have encountered many customers who neglect this basic security measure. Although separate from the rest of the house, the garage is still an integral part of your residential establishment. That’s why we always advise our clients to install locks on the garage door to prevent any intruders from gaining entry into the house.
3. Never leave the remote lying around
There’s no point in installing elaborate security measures if you are unwilling or unable to perform the most basic precautionary measures. A particularly critical one is protecting the garage door remote controller. Never leave the remote lying in the car or inside the garage. Not only is there a risk of the remote falling in potentially malicious hands, but it may be a threat to the safety of your children as well. They may treat the remote as a toy and it can result in serious accidents if they play near the garage.
4. Install child safety measures
While we are on the subject of children, it’s important to discuss child safety measures. After all, the safety of your child is much more important than the safety of material objects. Apart from keeping the remote out of the hands of the children, you must also install garage switches out of the reach of the children. You can also teach the children about the dangers associated with playing with the garage door.
5. Install a lighting mechanism
Locks and lights usually go hand in hand. Remember to install internal and external lighting mechanisms. LED is a much more affordable and energy-efficient option. A lighting system discourages intruders from hiding in darkened corners and significantly decreases the chances of a break-in.
6. Keep the garage door locked at all times
It doesn’t take much effort to lock the garage door. You must keep it locked when you’re out for groceries, on long trips, or even at home. If there is a safer option, why not use it?
7. Perform regular maintenance checks
All technical equipment is subject to wear and tear. And you must constantly be on the lookout for any weaknesses that might compromise your security system. Regular maintenance checks are a great way to ensure the integrity of the whole system and a way to prevent smaller problems from turning into bigger issues.