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The Garage Defender

Whether your garage is attached to your house and accessible from inside and out, or it is close by not attached,  good garage security is essential.

Protecting your car, or any other contents that you might store there, is just as important as protecting everything else in your home. This means that your garage door should have at least a basic standard of security. 

Garage Door Security - The Garage Defender

We take a look at security measures for garage doors, including the Garage Defender.

Whilst many modern garages doors (including automated garage doors) are more difficult to break into, it is always important to review your current garage security to ensure you are properly protected. Don’t assume just because you have a new garage door that cost a lot, that it is as secure as it could be.

Garage Door Vulnerabilities

Garages are one of the more common areas targeted by thieves, especially when the garage is not attached to the house. Often they are set away from the property, perhaps behind with a group of garages. They are a lot easier to break into undetected when out of sight giving burglars more chance to get into the garage and spend time looking through the contents.

They are often looking for valuable items such as bikes, power tools, appliances and more. The trouble is, they can’t ascertain, unless they have been carrying out surveillance, what is inside so will indiscriminately target a number of garages to find anything of value. In the process, they will damage the lock/garage door structure so, even if they find nothing worth taking, it can still be costly to you getting your garage fixed.

Your garage can be broken into in many ways, via the garage door. Having optimal security measures in place is vital. In most instances, older types of garage doors are at a much higher risk of being broken into. Their frames and the general build can be easily overcome and their locks can be cut or drilled straight out.

This also goes for garage doors that can be pried at the frame with a crowbar or similar, with many burglars gaining entrance into older garage doors within 10 seconds.

Security Features for Garage Doors

Modern garage doors tend to come with better security features than their older counterparts, such as reinforced bars, double locking and anti-snap locks. This prevents intruders from performing simple break-ins. Older models are still at risk unless their security systems have been properly updated.

But there are measures that can be taken to secure older garage doors, if you aren’t ready to replace the door, you could benefit from security devices such as the Garage Defender.

The Garage Defender

The Garage Defender is an excellent security tool that will protect your garage door. The defender unit itself locks into a solid steel base with a padlock, and prevents the tilt action of the door. This means that your garage door will be protected from people trying to pry it open from the side or bottom.

With its own, concealed and armoured padlock, the Garage Defender is designed to give added security to all up and over garage doors.

Fitted centrally to your garage door and directly in front of where it will lift and open the Garage Defender is fitted into the ground with additional bolts and if the unit is to be built into tarmac or concrete blocks, then you will require the built-in garage defender unit.

This security device provides remarkable heavy duty security and is perfect for all up and over garage doors. It will not however work with sliding garage doors, roller garage doors or sectional garage doors as a T-bar won’t stop the door from opening. Designed to work alone or in conjunction with other security measures for garages, it can provide an effective barrier to potential thieves. It can also act as a deterrent as it will take thieves longer to break in.

Security with Garage Door Rescue

If you are looking for that extra security and peace of mind, our security specialists at Garage Door Rescue can install the Garage Defender on your garage door. Alternatively, we can advise on a replacement garage door to update your old one with a secure, modern version. If it is an extremely old door, it could be of massive benefit to your home.

For more information on our complete security service, or to book a fitting for a Garage Defender, call us today on 01793 393503 and maximise your garage door security.