Garage Security

melbourne city locksmith - garage securityKeeping your Garage Safe

Most people do not only keep cars in the garage, they also store a range of power tools, expensive sports equipment and various other valuables which are highly sought after by burglars. Whether your garage is attached to your property or separated from your house, the contents could be at risk if the garage is not secured.

Heavy Locks
The majority of burglars are opportunistic and are anticipating an easy win. Seeing a heavy duty lock on a garage door could easily deter a burglar.

Motion Sensors
Many burglars strike at a property when residents are distracted, so the installation of motion-triggered security lights will ensure any movement around your garage will not go unnoticed.

Garage Defender
Burglars aim to complete a job in the shortest possible time, any obstructions which require further effort and time will be sure to deter a burglar, such as installing a garage defender to disable the use of the door.

Wall Anchors or Expandable Bolts
There are also several ways to secure your garage internally, such as securing valuables using wall anchors or expandable bolts or considering extending the home security alarm to the garage.

Upgrade your Garage Door and Locks
The simple act of improving your garage locks could enhance your security considerably. ‘Up and overgarage doors are most often equipped with a central locking handle, which is usually quite fragile and easily damaged by burglars. An effortless solution is to drill a hole so a padlock can be inserted, as a result of preventing the door being opened. If your garage has a wooden pedestrian side door, the best way to improve your security is to install a mortice deadlock, with a minimum five levers.

A further factor to take into consideration when upgrading your garage security is whether there’s easy access to your home through an internal door. If a door in your garage leading to your house is not secured, not only will a burglar have access to the contents of your garage, you may also expose your home.

When looking at improving your garage and outbuilding security, do not forget to include them in your home insurance cover. Calculate the total value of the contents in your garage and other outbuildings, and whether your home insurance payout will be sufficient compensation. If not, consider discussing additional cover with your insurer.

For more information on garage security – you can get some expert advice from your friends at Melbourne City Locksmiths.