How to Keep Your Garage Door Secure While You’re On Vacation
If you’re planning a summer vacation, you obviously want to make sure your home is safe and secure. While many homeowners focus on their home’s doors and windows, some don’t pay much thought to securing their garage door. You would hate to make sure everything in your home was secure only to back out of the garage and simply close the door without any additional security measures.
If you have a newer garage door opener it may already have a vacation lock feature which would be located on the wall console. This feature disables the digital keyless entry pad and handheld radio controls. You’ll be able to close the door only once using a remote control and then the door will be disabled. If your system is not equipped with a vacation lock you can simply unplug the system from the electrical outlet so it will not be able to operate without power.
If your garage door has smartphone capability you will be able to monitor the position of the door from anywhere you are located. This way you can grant permission to anyone needing to enter and be sure your door is closed properly. If you have a security camera attached to your garage you have an even higher level of peace of mind. Motion lights are also a good deterrent to any unscrupulous individuals or would-be thieves.
If you prefer some simpler, “old school” techniques, you can use a manual lock on your garage door. Pairing this method with unplugging the garage door opener is a good way to keep your garage and home secure. For garage door openers and accessories contact Guardian Garage today to find out what we have to offer.