If you think about basic home security let's be honest, you tend to forget about securing your garage/shed/outbuildings, especially when it comes to going away for a longer time and that's why these buildings are often left vulnerable for burglars. That's exactly why it's so important to put in that extra measure of security which makes sure no one accesses your home via any of these buildings. Hereby we would like to give you a couple of tips on how to protect your garage when you go away for holidays.
There are several ways to do this, one of which includes simply putting a good padlock in the latch which would this way stop the opener from opening up. Another useful way is to simply putting a bolt through a hole in the door track (and there are always several holes in there). This way no one would open the garage door, even if they try with a remote controller.
Most garages have one or more windows, depending on the size of the area and these windows are often left open or are not secured from being opened up from the outside. That's why the best solution is to simply install bars in front of the windows, to prevent anyone from simply climbing in. Despite this however, do not leave the window open as it could give way for someone to get to the garage door opener with a few tricks. Locksmith services can help you installing the bars and also to secure your window locks.
This seems to be a little thing, but it's essential that no one sees how your garage looks like from the outside. This way you can even avoid burglaries as they don't know what's inside.
When we go on holiday, naturally we tend to leave our cars inside the garage. But regardless, never leave your car keys inside your car (and if you have a spare one do not store it in the garage either)
These are the tips we could serve you on protecting your garage area while being away. Don't forget, if you have other outbuildings, you need to protect those too from intruders.