The latest generation of garage door openers employ rolling code technology (hopping code) to use one of millions of different codes every time you use the remote.
As a new code is generated with each use, there are no switches to set — and it is virtually impossible for thieves to “grab” your code. This means that automatic garage door openers can be used without garage door security concerns.
Do not leave the remote in your car, should a thief break in to your car and steal the remote he has a way into your home. Consider purchasing a key-chain remote you should be able to find one compatible with your system.
Your garage door is only as secure as its weakest link. It is of little benefit in having the best of locks if the door itself is flimsy. Likewise a strong and sturdy garage door will not give you the best security if it is fitted in a weak frame.
Garage doors get a lot of use, eventually they will show signs of wear and tear. It will pay you to regularly check the condition of the door and frame, check for any sign of rot or corrosion.
Look with the eyes of a burglar, how would you break in to your garage? Are the doors constructed out of a single sheet of metal or fiberglass? If so, it is possible a burglar could gain leverage and bend them enough to get inside, he could not easily do so with reinforced steel or solid core wood.
- Make sure the door from your garage into your house is as secure as your front door.
- Always lock the door from your garage into your house.
- Ensure that the door to your garage is in good condition.
- For effective garage door security keep it closed and locked at all times.
- Do not leave your door opener in your vehicle.