Garage Security during the Holiday Season

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Did you know that the risk of theft goes up during the holiday season? People know that homeowners have new electronics and Christmas gifts hidden in their homes, so it increases the likelihood that someone will break in to steal these gift items.

Common Break-Ins and TheftGarage Security during the Holiday Season

Some of the most common types of theft that occur during this time of year occur around our homes and neighborhoods. For example, packages left on the front porch might be taken by a passerby. Or, if gifts are visible through the car window, it is common for windows to be smashed and valuables taken.

Home thefts can occur as well. The garage and storage spaces are common areas where Christmas gifts are hidden, and thieves know it. If anything is visible in the garage, it is possible that a thief might force their way into your space to steal the items from you.

Protecting Your Home

A few simple steps can go a long way to keeping your home protected. Most of these tips are common sense, but it is a good reminder to step up your efforts to avoid theft.

First of all, make sure that you keep all Christmas gifts out of sight. Don’t leave any packages in the car or easy to spot through the windows of your garage. If you need to store your gifts, find a place in your home where the presents can be kept out of sight.

Also, make sure that you always keep your garage door closed. It is easy to forget to close the garage door when there is a lot going on. If you have a side access door to the garage, check the lock to ensure that it is secure. It is also a good idea to lock the door that goes from the garage into the house, in case anyone does manage to get access to your garage.

Some homeowners prefer to use motion activated flood lights on the side of the house. These lights can alert you if anyone is moving around outside your garage door.

If you are having problems with your garage door, it is important to call the professionals right away. In some situations, repairs might be needed to protect your home. Contact us at Precision Garage Door Service to learn more about the services that are available: (951) 331-3254