Javaid Iqbal, owner of Saras Garage Doors said earlier today in his office in Houston, Texas that home invasions typically increase during the holidays but homeowners can avoid becoming victims by fortifying their garage doors.
“Newer garage doors have many advantages for the homeowner including adding to curb appeal and home value but the most important benefit is security to the home especially if the door is fortified to take advantage of newer safety features,” Iqbal said.
He urged area homeowners to install additional safety features like mechanical door locks on their doors to discourage unauthorized entry.
“Mechanical locks ensure that only authorized people like family members have access to the home through the garage door. Also installing or upgrading door panels with keyboards and changing the entry code frequently will help deter unlawful entry, Iqbal said.
The Houston garage door expert said other steps homeowners can take to ensure their safety this holiday season include securing garage door openers by upgrading to newer models with the added feature of changing codes every time the door opens or closes.
“This is very important feature to have. New garage door openers have this great feature that changes the entry code every time you open or close your door. This is done automatically by the door opener, and ensures that nonresidents cannot do a drive by sneak attack,” Iqbal added.
“Home owners can also install motion light sensors that turn outside lights on whenever anyone approaches their home, add alarm systems with entry codes that are hard to guess by burglars and monitored 24 hours by outside alarm monitoring companies,,”
Iqbal said homeowners should also ensure their garage doors are locked when not in use.
“This is perhaps the simplest most basic step homeowners can take this holiday season but it will go a long way to help secure their homes. Locking and securing garage doors means that burglars will not be able to penetrate the home through the garage and that can make a difference in whether burglars invade your home or not,”Iqbal added.
Saras Garage Doors installs garage doors, door openers and springs in Houston, Katy, Missouri City, Pearland, Sugar Land, Richmond and Rosenberg, Stafford, The Woodlands, Kingwood and nearby cities. The company is available at 281-970-3667 or through the website at http://www.sarasgaragedoors.com/