For many people, the process of locking their front door is a ritual. This provides them with peace of mind that everything and everyone inside the home is safe and secure. However, do you take the same steps to secure your garage door? If not, you may unknowingly be putting yourself, your home and your family at serious risk.

In fact, for a would-be intruder, an unsecured garage door looks just like a welcome mat, inviting them in to steal your valuable possessions. The good news is, you can use quality security systems and other steps to help and keep unwanted guests away. Some tips that will help you with this can be found here.

Avoid Leaving Your Garage Remote in Your Vehicle

If your garage door uses a remote open feature, you should never leave your remote inside of your vehicle, regardless of where you are going to park it. Visiting a local home improvement store will allow you to replace your larger, often cumbersome remote with a small, easy-to-transport keychain remote. This will provide additional peace of mind because you know there is no way someone could unlock your garage door without you being aware of their actions. All you have to do is be sure to match the year and brand and read the manual for instructions on how to activate the new device.

Lock all Your Windows and Doors

You should make sure that all the windows are in the lock position. For additional protection, you should install pre-made bars or use steel pipes on each side of the windowpane in order to create a barrier. If you have a door that connects your garage to the main part of your home, then you should make sure that the lock present on the door is fastened properly at all times.

Cover Your Windows

In most cases, a burglar is going to be looking for a way to get easy access to your home, but they are also going to be attracted to any low hanging fruit. As a result, it may be a good idea to install blinds and curtains over the windows to help divert any unwanted attention from your home. If you don’t think that blinds are a good option, then choose an opaque wallpaper, which will help to distort any activity that may be in your garage.

Exterior Motion Detecting Lights

Quality motion lights can work to scare away any would-be intruders and alert you to reach to the situation. There are infrared lights that sense body temperature, as well as movements. You can adjust the timer for a certain length of time to ensure the light remains on after motion is detected.

As you can see, there are several ways you can secure your garage and have the same peace of mind with this point of entry as you do when you lock your front door.