Burglar-Proofing Your Garage

Last month, we talked about how to keep you safe from your garage door. For July, The Overhead Door Company of Des Moines is here to show you how your garage door keeps you safe from the outside world. Below are a few helpful suggestions about the precautions you can take and the upgrades you can make in order to turn your home into an impenetrable fortress.

Eye in the Sky

Placing a security camera next to your garage door, or adding a full surveillance system, is an easy way to make your home substantially less appealing to all the burglars and thieves in your area. They track all movement around your home, can be paired with a siren or alarm in case someone does try to make an unauthorized entrance, and, in some cases, record the events in case you have to file a police report.

If you are not looking to pay a monthly service fee, you might want to consider the discount version – a fake camera. Nobody needs to know it is not connected to anything and it should do a solid job of spooking any criminal that catches a glimpse of it.

OHD Anywhere
Like turning off lights or grabbing our lunch from the fridge, closing the garage door is something we all forget to do from time to time when we are on our way out the house.  Now, thanks to the  OHD Anywhere® app, you don’t have to worry about driving home to correct your mistake. 

The app is simple. All you need to do is attach the OHD Anywhere® sensor to your garage door and download the corresponding OHD Anywhere® app. Once everything is in place, you have full control over your garage door from anywhere that you are connected to the internet. It even tracks when your garage is opened so that you can exactly pinpoint the exact time someone makes an unauthorized entrance.

Stay Frosty

Windows look amazing when they are artfully placed on a garage door. Burglars enjoy them because they let them see what they could steal.

If you still like the look but also want a bit more privacy, consider frosted glass. Sand-blasting gives these windows their translucent appearance, which makes it impossible for intruders to make out what you have stored in your garage. 

Hide Your Openers
Finally, just a quick reminder to stash your remote openers before you exit your vehicle. This is especially true if you park your vehicle outside during the evenings.

Before you come in, just make sure to place it in the overhead compartment, glove compartment, or center console. Sure, you may have to fumble around for it a bit in the morning but that’s light years better than not having a vehicle to fumble around in.

For more home and garage door security tips, or to upgrade current setup, contact the Overhead Door Company of Des Moines

(515) 276-1332