M. J. Iqbal, owner of Sara’s Garage Doors (http://www.sarasgaragedoors.com)
“You know it is really disturbing to me because it is fairly easy to secure garage doors but most homeowners don’t do that. Failing to secure your garage door is dangerous. Homeowners are simply telling thieves out there that the home is open,” Iqbal said today in his office.
To help Houston and Katy, Texas area homeowners secure their garage doors, Sara’s Garage Doors earlier today released five simple ways to secure garage doors.
Iqbal said these steps are easy to adopt but would go a long way to help homeowners secure their homes.
“These are really easy steps to follow but if done, will help homeowners secure their homes. What you are doing is basically shutting the door on home invasions, burglaries and the like,” he said.
The first step is to always close the garage door.
“This is so simple, it is almost silly to mention it but most times when a home is burglarized through the garage door, it is because the homeowner failed to close the garage door. How many times have been driven through your neighborhood and seen your neighbors’ garage doors standing wide open and nobody around?” he asked.
The Katy garage door specialist added that homeowners who leave their garage doors open especially at odd times or late in the evenings are easy pickings for the thieves.
Iqbal advised homeowners to remove their garage door remotes from their vehicle visors or dashboards, use keychain remote controls if possible, upgrade their remote control to new models with better security features and change their remote control codes.
“Never use the default codes that came with your new remote control. Thieves know the codes and understand how to gain access if you do not change the default code.
Changing the code is a simple process but will add another layer of security to your garage door,” he added.
In Katy, Texas Sara’s Garage Doors has been helping homeowners with their garage door security. Call us at 281-970-3667 or go to http://www.sarasgaragedoors.com/