Garage security tips for holidays, winter vacations

December 1, 2023

Winter days and holidays can leave you and yours vulnerable when it comes to security for your garage. Thieves know that holiday deliveries and gifts are often inside a closed garage, and with neighbors closed inside their homes during cold weather, witnesses are few and far between.

New technology means your smart garage door opener provides a lot more features to protect your valuables and your home from would-be burglars, but if you have an older garage door, you could be a target. Older model garage doors often don’t have modern security features, such as built-in locks, and may not be compatible with a newer home alarm system.

For holiday security or if you plan to be away for a winter vacation, consider these tips to upgrade and secure your older garage door and door opening system.

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  • Replace your older garage door with a smart garage door system that gives you total control from your mobile device, including turning on lights and audio and video access when you aren’t home.
  • Consider upgrading your older garage door with a smart kit sensor and controller that connects your existing opener to WiFi, getting you many of the security benefits of a new system.
  • Add an on/off switch to your garage door opener so you can disable it if you are going to be away for an extended period.
  • Install a deadbolt on the inside of your garage door so it cannot be opened from the outside.
  • Protect the emergency release cord on your opener by anchoring it up or outfitting it with a knob. Thieves have been known to use a coat hanger to pull the cord through at the top of the door, allowing them to release the opener and get into the garage.

Call above & Beyond for a garage door upgrade

Ask our team about LiftMaster’s smart garage door openers and their security features that will give you peace of mind, including alerts on your mobile device if your garage door is opened, an integrated camera to view activity in real time, and the Key app for secure package delivery.

If you have questions about keeping your garage door secure at any time of year, contact Above & Beyond for a consultation and free estimate for upgrading your garage door system.

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