It’s important to keep your garage securely locked, particularly if it provides an entry to your house via an internal door. According to the Metropolitan Police, burglars will usually break into your garage or shed first, because that’s where they’ll find the tools to help them break into the house.
But with a bit of know-how, there are a number of ways you can secure your garage. Here are some of them:
As well as strengthening your doors, garage defenders are a visible deterrent to thieves. There are a few types available, from the T-bar defenders that bolt to the floor, to key bolts and block locks.
Wireless sensor alarms will send you an alert when a door or window is opened. You can pick one up online for around £15.
- Keep your garage well lit
Motion sensor lights will turn on whenever they sense movement. The latest models will also send an alert to your phone, allowing you to check remotely who’s there.
Looking to resurface your driveway? Gravel is cheaper than paving slabs, and the noise it makes underfoot can act as a deterrent to burglars. You may also want to think about garden security, such as fences and shrubbery planted at the borders of your property.
Don’t let thieves see inside your garage. If you have windows, it’s fairly easy to conceal them with blinds or frosted window film.