4 Tips to Prevent Garage Break-Ins

It seems like it was just last month that we talked about garage door safety. Oh, that’s right, we did. For this month, the Overhead Door Company of Dodge City has decided to double down and talk about it again. This time though, we want to show you how your garage door can keep you safe, instead of how you can stay safe around it. Keep reading for four tips on how burglar-proof your garage door.


Eye in the Sky

Adding a security or video surveillance system is one of the easiest ways to deter any would-be burglars from making your house their top target. The benefits are obvious: constant surveillance of all the happenings outside your home, incriminating footage in case someone does make an attempt, and a siren that tells the culprit that they better hightail it out of there before the police show up.


Fake It So They Won’t Take It

For some people, paying a monthly or yearly service fee might be out of the question. If that is the case for you, fear not. You can always buy a fake system, camera, or even a sign that denotes your home is protected. All of these items can be purchased through major online retailers and at some hardware/home goods retailers.


OHD Anywhere

Like turning off lights or grabbing our lunch from the fridge, closing the garage door is something we all forget to do from time to time when we are on our way out the house.  Now, thanks to the  OHD Anywhere® app, you don’t have to worry about driving home to correct your mistake. 

The app is simple. All you need to do is attach the OHD Anywhere® sensor to your garage door and download the corresponding OHD Anywhere® app. Once everything is in place, you have full control over your garage door from anywhere. Not only that, but the opener gives you a full history of all your comings and goings.


Stay Frosty

Windows look amazing when they are artfully placed on a garage door. Burglars enjoy them because they let them see what they could steal.

An Alternative? Frosted glass. Sand-blasting gives these windows their translucent appearance, which makes it impossible for intruders to make out what you have stored in your garage. 



For more home and garage door security tips, or to upgrade current setup, contact the Overhead Door Company of Dodge City today.

(620) 227-8093