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.

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.

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.

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.