Home Break-Ins Increase During The Summer!
It is sad but true thieves find it easier to break in to homes during the summer months, you see these criminals will drive throughout neighborhoods and check to see if a home is left unattended for long and when they pick up on the pattern they strike! Most of the home burglaries occur because a garage door was left unlocked or the locking mechanism wasn’t secure enough to with stand the criminals attempts to pick the lock.
While you are getting ready for your long awaited summer vacation take these few steps to ensure that when you return your home and belongings will be untouched.
Like previously stated a majority of home break ins occur through the garage door, so the number one tip is to make sure you lock the door before you go. Just about every garage door is made with the side door bolt lock
the issue is that the side door bolt lock is the most common and simplest type of garage door lock meaning it is not that difficult for a thief to get the lock opened. There are however other more secure options available.
The next step up in security is the T-Handle Lock this lock gets its name for the shape of the handle like the Side Door Bolt lock the T-Handle lock uses two bolts that slides into a slot on either side of the garage door just providing a bit more security and difficultly to open without the key.
Still not satisfied? Neither are we ready to jump up yet another level of security its time for the Electronic Door Lock.
The Electronic Door Lock uses advanced technology to secure the garage door, still using the bolts that slide into the slots on the tracks of the door the difference in this lock is it doesn’t use a key instead to open up the door the Electronic Door Lock requires a fingerprint or pass code to gain access to the garage. The Electronic Door Lock is the most secure you can get and it is highly recommended that you seek professional garage door assistance when installing this type of lock.
A garage door company will be able to provide you with not only the information on the various options you have to keep your garage door locked and secured but also send the professional out to install it for you.