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The garage is a commonly overlooked area when it comes to home security. Think about what is in your garage besides your car. Do you have power tools in there? Gym equipment? Not only does your garage offer coverage to someone looking to break into your home, it also might provide them with tools to do so. Here are 3 ways to keep your garage secure.

Lock it up.

The most obvious is to keep the garage locked! If your garage has doorway access directly into your home ensure that this door is also locked at all times. It’s a good idea to install a quality deadbolt or deadlatch onto any door from the garage leading into the house. (You can read more on the difference between these lock types here.)

Light the way.

Burglars prefer to work in the cover of dark. By setting up lighting around your garage can aid in keeping burglars at bay. Install a sensor light to turn on as you enter the driveway and approach the garage. Not only will it prove a burglar deterrent it will also assist you with seeing better when coming home late. It is also best to have a sensor light on the back of your garage especially if this leads into the yard. The more lit up you are able to make your property at night the safer.

Keep your remote safe.

Try to avoid leaving the remote to your garage in your car. There are key chain remotes available which means you can clip your garage remote to your set of keys. With the technological advancements in security you can also now set up a smart garage door opener. This can be activated by your smart phone and means you don’t need to carry around any extra devices with you.

If you would like to discuss ways to keep your garage secure please contact your closest Wynns Locksmiths team.