The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends. While preparing for parties and rushing out to find the perfect gift can take up most of your time, it’s important to keep the safety of your home or business top of mind during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
The holiday season is unfortunately a peak time for criminal activity. Many of these burglaries occur on the home’s first floor and one of the most vulnerable entry points, if not properly secured, is through the garage door. The first precaution in making sure your garage isn’t an easy target is removing or hiding all garage door opening devices from your vehicles. If a burglar breaks into your car and finds the opener remote, the security of your home could be compromised. If you’re headed over the river and through the woods this holiday, Overhead Door’s Wall Console and Advanced Wall Console provides additional security for homeowners by giving them more control over their garage door. The consoles feature Sure-Lock™, which disables the remote’s access to the garage when away for extended periods of time.
Wall Console Series 2 and Advanced Wall Console
If you have key access to your home, another precaution to prevent a break-in is to deadbolt the door from your garage to your home. You can also implement the slide lock on the inside of your garage door. By utilizing this feature, homeowners can render it nearly impossible for an unwelcome guest to use a coat hanger or other security breaching device to unlatch the safety mechanism and manually lift the garage door. These inside slide locks have the ability to be padlocked as well.
For businesses, the holidays are often one of, if not the busiest shopping times of year. Our newest commercial door model, the Allura™ Shutter, has side bolts that are compatible for use with padlocks and also features an optional cylinder lock for increased security for commercial and retail facilities.
Model 653 Allura™ Shutter
Have peace of mind that your garage door will also be able to withstand Old Man Winter while you are away. If you live where temperatures can reach sub-zero or you can annually expect 4-6 feet of snow, a quality garage door can keep your home and garage safe as well as provide added thermal efficiency. Our Thermacore® insulated garage doors provide maximum protection from the elements with a bottom weather seal and polyurethane insulation.
Thermacore® Collection Flush Panel
Finally, make sure your garage is secure by keeping an eye on its mechanical parts for corrosion or malfunction. While it may seem like common sense, this measure is often overlooked in the busy life of a homeowner, and, if not monitored regularly, can pose a threat to the security of your home.
We hope these tips allow you peace-of-mind this holiday season so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones. We’re thankful for YOU! Happy Holidays from everyone at Overhead Door!
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