The Worst Place Possible to Leave a Garage Remote

Prevent Theft By Safeguarding Your Garage Door Remote

Thieves are particularly attentive to details we tend to not think so much about. One bad habit that could result in both a garage and home break-in is leaving your garage door remote clipped to the visor in your car.

Conceal Your Door Opener’s Remote

Would you hang the key to your front door in your car for all to see? Probably not – but that’s exactly what most people are doing when they leave their garage remotes visible in their car. Consider investing in a small garage door opener remote holder or pouch that can attach to your keychain. This way, you’ll always have your remote with you, just like your house key, and reduce the risk of it falling into the wrong hands.

Your Inner Garage Door Is Your Last Wall of Security

If a thief were to break into your vehicle, they now also have a way to partially enter your home. To make matters worse, many homeowners leave their inner garage door unlocked, leaving your home completely vulnerable. Treat your inner garage door as a crucial layer of security for your home. Never leave it unlocked, as it provides direct access to the interior of your house. Always lock your doors when you’re not in the garage, even if you’re just stepping inside briefly.

Reinforce Your Garage Door to Keep Your Home Safe

Reinforcing garage door security is essential to safeguarding your home. A high-quality garage door made of sturdy materials like steel or reinforced wood can deter break-ins. Smart locking systems, such as keypad entry or smartphone-controlled access, add an extra layer of protection. Taking proactive measures ensures that your garage remains a formidable barrier. But it all fails if you lose your garage door opener’s key.

A word of advice? Bring your remote inside with you and keep your doors locked.

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Garage Won’t Open? Have You Checked the Photo Eye?

If you’re having problems opening your garage door, it might have something to do with the photo eye. This is a safety fixture that sends a laser to a corresponding eye on the other side of the door. If the laser path is blocked by a child, animal, car, bike or tool, the door will automatically stop to prevent any harm. Check to make sure the path beneath your door is clear. If the door still doesn’t work, check the alignment of the photo eyes. If the light in the eye is unlit or flickering, it likely got bumped and needs to be realigned. The sensor might also be dirty. Wash it with soap and water and see if that does the trick.