Tips for Securing Your Automated Garage Door

5 Aug

Tips for Securing Your Automated Garage Door

Most homes these days utilize automated systems to do things faster and more conveniently.   Dishwashers automatically wash the dishes and washing machines and dryers do the laundry for you, so you don’t have to do everything by hand. Automated security in your home is another great feature that ensures that you stay safe and secure, even while you sleep.

An automated garage door is a perfect example of home security that allows you to park within the safety of your garage without having to get out each time to manually open your garage door. With just one click on the remote control, your garage door automatically opens for you, and you don’t have to get out of your car until it safely closes behind you.

In order to fully maximize the benefits of your automated garage door, it is important to keep it secure at all times. Below are some tips on how you can maintain the safety features of your garage door:

  • Keep it closed when it’s not in use. If you are at home doing something important or are out of the house, keep your garage door closed for your personal security, but also so people cannot look at any valuables that you may have stored inside.
  • Have a spare remote control in your glove compartment. This can provide you with an emergency backup in case your existing controller stops working or you accidentally take your existing controller into your house and forget to bring it back.
  • Do not allow kids and pets to play with your remote control. This will reduce the risk of it falling and breaking or becoming damaged in other ways.
  • Make sure your garage door is locked before you go to bed. Though your garage door is automated, it is important to keep it locked as well to avoid break ins. In addition, keep your main door connecting to the garage and your garage windows locked at all times as well.  That way, even if intruders manage to get inside your garage, they still won’t be able to enter the main part of your house.
  • Regularly check your automated garage door to make sure everything is functioning properly.  Test the remote control to be sure it works.  Also check the emergency release on your door.  If anything is malfunctioning, make necessary repairs as soon as possible.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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