Whether you have a vacation planned, or you just want to improve your overall security on a daily basis, our garage door security tips will provide you with helpful advice and suggestions to protect your family and your home.
- While on vacation or away from home for extended periods of time, unplug the garage door opener unit or use a wall vacation lock console security switch, which is an optional accessory to most openers.
- If your opener doesn’t have a rolling-code technology system, be sure to change the manufacturer’s standard access codes on the operator and remote control. By using the standard factory settings, your garage is vulnerable to break-ins by anyone with the same brand of remote control.
- Consider purchasing a garage door opener with rolling-code technology, which changes the access codes each time the transmitter is used to prevent code-grabbing.
- Wireless keypads, which activate the garage door opener with a personal identification number (PIN) are available for most garage door openers. This allows family members to open the door without the use of a key or remote. Never disclose the PIN or leave it written down. Any mounting location for a keypad or wall button must be in direct line of sight with the door.
- Never leave the remote control in the car or with a parking attendant. It should be treated like a house key.
- Always lock the door from the garage to the inside of your home. It’s a small inconvenience for safety and security.