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3 Reasons Why A Broken Garage Door Is A Major Security Risk
The crime statistics in Gauteng is of the highest in the country with 66590 reported burglaries at residential properties during 2015 alone. Security is not a new concern for South Africans. We have therefore become extremely vigilant and security savvy individuals that appreciate the importance of a safe and secure home.
Seven-foot walls, electric fencing, advanced alarm systems, and all-round burglar bars, yet it is alarming to see how many highly secured homes have broken, or defective garage doors.
If your garage doors aren’t in full working order they become a massive security risk to you and your family, and here is why:
1. Garage doors are the largest entrances into your home
With a single garage door around 2.4 metres wide and 2.1 metres high; it is hands-down the largest entrance into your home. A broken garage door is nothing other than a 2.4 m x 2.1 m gap in your defence.
2. A garage door is a common entry-point for thieves, even a locked garage.
Modern garages are in most cases adjacent to a house with an easy access door into the kitchen, living room etc. As a result your home is that much more vulnerable and is it essential to make sure that your garage doors are in good working order and that they are able to lock properly. Did you know that it is possible for thieves to open a locked automatic garage door in six seconds with just a clothing hanger?
3. Garage doors offer shelter to thieves once inside your property
There is a very good reason why in many a scary movie scene “the bad guy” awaits its victims in their own garages. It is because it is highly plausible. If for whatever reason a thieve gains access to your property, an open/broken/easy accessible garage door gives them the perfect place to wait for someone to come home. And once this happens they have the advantage over you.
Your garage doors are not only decorative, or a convenient way for you to enter and exit your garage, but they are also there to protect you. If your doors are badly maintained they become a gateway to potential security risks.
Therefore make sure to:
- Be consistent with your garage door repairs and maintenance
- Take time to research garage door prices
- Purchase quality garage doors for durability throughout the years
- Invest in automated garage doors for extra security
- Safeguard the doorway into your home with a security gate
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