With the holiday season in full swing, many Americans are filling their homes with expensive gifts and the garage provides the perfect hiding place. This, coupled with out of town travel, can make a home or a garage an easy target for thieves.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 3.7 million household burglaries occur each year nationwide – and 40 percent of the time burglars enter through an unlocked door or window.
So, whether you are heading to a relative’s house for Thanksgiving dinner or hiding Junior’s Xbox One in the garage until Christmas morning, Overhead Door offers several products that will add to your home’s security this holiday season.
The Vacation Lock is a special feature on select Overhead Door openers and wall consoles and also includes Sure-LockTM technology. It disables remote transmitters and wireless keypad operation when activated, so the garage cannot be opened remotely while the lock is in effect. This feature is perfect for additional security if you plan to go out of town for extended periods of time.
When leaving your home for holiday festivities, do you often ask yourself, “Did I leave the garage door open?” If so, the Door Report Remote is the ideal accessory to give you some peace of mind. Once the garage door closes the remote beeps and flashes a green light, confirming that the door has successfully closed. If the garage door does not properly close, a warning tone sounds and a red light flashes to alert you.
If you’re looking for more control of door operation, garage lighting and security, Overhead Door’s Advanced Wall Console contains several features to give homeowners an added sense of security. Similar to the Vacation Lock, the console comes equipped with Sure-LockTM technology to disable remote and keypad operation when activated. The Advanced Wall Console also operates up to three garage door openers when paired with the Overhead Door Network Adapter (sold separately), eliminating the unnecessary clutter of multiple consoles for multiple garage doors.