How to Secure Your Garage and Shed Properly

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We all know the importance of a strong front door lock and a trusty alarm system. But what about the rest of your property? Garages, sheds, and workshops are often overlooked when it comes to home security, but they can be treasure troves for thieves, housing expensive tools, equipment, and even vehicles. So, let’s shine a light on these forgotten areas and turn them into fortresses of their own.

1. Lock it Up

This one seems obvious, but it’s surprising how many people neglect basic security measures. Upgrade your garage door opener to one with rolling code technology, and ditch the flimsy padlocks on your shed – invest in high-quality deadbolts and consider reinforcing vulnerable doors with steel plates.

2. Light It Up

Darkness is a thief’s best friend. Motion-sensor lights around your garage and outbuildings will deter intruders and illuminate any suspicious activity. Remember, the element of surprise is your ally!

3. Secure Your Windows

Don’t underestimate the power of a good window film. It won’t stop a determined burglar, but it will make it harder for them to see inside and smash their way in. Consider installing window sensors, security bars, or grates for added protection.

4. Inventory and Track

Keep track of what you have stored in your garage and outbuildings. Create a detailed list of valuables and consider taking photos or videos for insurance purposes. This will help you quickly identify what’s missing if the worst happens.

5. Get A Smart Security System

We offer a range of solutions that extend beyond the front door. Consider adding motion sensors, door and window sensors, or even security cameras to your garage and outbuildings. These can be integrated with your existing ProTec system for seamless monitoring and control.

Don’t forget about fire safety! Equip your garage and outbuildings with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Remember, a small fire can quickly become a major disaster.

By following these tips and utilizing ProTec’s security solutions, you can create a comprehensive defense against unwelcome guests and ensure your entire property is protected. Contact us to find out more about our state-of-the-art home security systems.