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The One Trick You Need To Make Your Garage Door Secure

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  • 25 Apr 2018
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If you have a garage door, then you need to be aware that people can break into your home. All it takes is a hanger and they can get your door open. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, CO, we have a solution to help you make your garage door secure.

How Someone Can Break Into Your Garage With a Hanger

Wonder how something as small as a hanger can make it possible for someone to break into your home? It’s simple, all you have to do is bend the hanger enough to grab ahold of the emergency release cord.

The emergency release cord is the string with a red handle that hangs from your track. When the cord is pulled, it releases the trolley from the track. This allows the door to open without the remote. A hanger is just small enough to get in through the crack of the doorway and reach the pull cord.

How To Keep Someone From Breaking In With a Hanger

In order to keep someone from using a hanger to break in, you need to reinforce the emergency release cord. To do that, all you need is a zip tie. Simply feed the zip tie through the hole at the end of the release lever and through the hole on the traveler. Pull the zip tie tight to prevent the break-in.

Other Ways to Secure Your Garage

Besides the zip tie trick, there are other safety measures you can put in place. These ideas include:

  • Hang curtains in your windows- if you have windows in the garage, place curtains over the glass. If someone is trying to use a hanger to break in, this will make it more difficult for them to see.
  • Add wood above the door frame- you can nail a piece of board above the door frame to prevent someone from being able to get a hanger inside the garage.
  • Install motion sensor lights- an easy deterrent is proper lighting. Install motion sensor lights right in front of your garage door.
  • Add a deadbolt to the inner door- as an added layer of protection to your home, install a deadbolt on the door that leads into your home from the garage.
  • Install security cameras- putting a camera up in plain sight can protect your home. Many people won’t risk being caught on video.

These are a few ways we recommend that you make your home more secure. It is important to take at least one of these security measures.

Call Today For Garage Door Assistance

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, CO is happy to come out and take care of any garage door repairs you need. We are also able to come and check the overall safety of your equipment. Our techs will provide you with the suggestions and solutions you need to stay safe.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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