Ten Security Tips For Your Home And Garage

September 6th, 2019



When you think about keeping your home secure you may be thinking of the home itself, but not thinking about the extended part of your home that is the garage. Many renters also have a garage assigned to them or a communal garage. So let's take a look at how you can not only secure your home, but your garage too. 

Five Home Security Tips

Some simple things you can do to keep your home safe is to look at the outside first.

  1. Doors and Windows: Make sure your doors are steel or solid wood, your hinges are secured with three inch screws and your deadbolt is burglar proof. Check that your windows lock and purchase small window alarms for windows on the ground floor.
  2. Landscape: Make sure bushes and trees are kept trimmed, especially around the house. Use illuminated lights and motion detection lights. Park your car in the garage not the driveway so thieves can’t monitor your coming and going.
  3. Blinds Or Curtains: Cover your windows with blinds or curtains. If a thief can see into your windows they will know what you have of value and where it is located.
  4. Timers: When you are away from home make sure you put timers on not just your lights but on radios and televisions as well. Set them at different times so it looks as if someone is still home.
  5. Install a Security System: This really is your best alternative to keep your home safe and secure. Even a smart doorbell or motion detection security cameras mounted outside will be a major deterrent. In fact, most burglars will avoid homes with security warning signs. Many of these tips can also be used for apartment dwellers as well.

Five Garage Security Tips

Whether you own your own home with an attached garage or you are renting and have access to a garage, you still need to take precautions. Garages and personal vehicles are common targets for burglars if they come across an open door that allows them easy access to your cars, bikes and other property you store in the garage.

  1. Always keep your garage door and the house door in the garage locked.
  2. Try not to store excess belongings in your garage.
  3. Make sure your garage door closes completely so burglars and car thieves cannot sneak in and help themselves.
  4. Remove any valuables and the garage remote from your car. This is especially important if you are going on vacation.
  5. While on vacation, disconnect the electrical garage door opener.

Work With A Security Expert To Protect Your Home

There are many security options for both home and apartment dwellers that can protect your living space and garage. From motion detection video cameras to full home security, the experts at Silverhammer Surveillance can help you review your home safety needs and work with your budget. We offer a wide range of security options for apartments, residential needs and businesses. With over 20 years of experience in the security field we can provide the expertise you deserve to keep your home and your family safe and secure.