Most homeowners pay particular attention to securing their front and back doors. However, the garage door is another access point to your home, so it also needs security. Here are a few essential ways to secure this space.

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How to Boost Garage Security

1. Keep Doors Locked

It should go without saying, but keep both the garage door and the connecting door into your home closed and locked as often as possible.

When working on your landscaping, keep the door at least half-shut. This gives you room to duck underneath to access your tools but prevents strangers from scoping out any valuables you may have inside.

2. Install Security Features

Install a set of security cameras around your home to deter potential burglars. Motion-activated cameras often connect to smart devices, so they’re convenient solutions.

To monitor the property at night, install motion-activated floodlights. Solar-powered options are the easiest to install as they require no rewiring. Place the lights and cameras at least 10 to 12 feet above your driveway to capture the entire garage area.

3. Upgrade the Opener

If you have a garage door opener that relies on a single access code, consider an upgrade to a smart garage door opener.

  • An integrated video camera enables you to see what is happening in your garage through a live feed or recorded event.85503-267 Garage Door Opener
  • The video camera begins recording when motion is detected.
  • Battery backup allows you to open/close your door even when the power is out.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® allows for smartphone control with the myQ® App.

A smart opener is an even more secure choice. It connects to an app on your phone and notifies you when the garage door opens so you can track access to your home.


To upgrade your garage door or opener, contact the professionals at United Garage Doors in New Castle, DE. certified technicians provide a range of garage door services to Delaware homeowners, including repair, new installation, and 24/7 emergency garage door service. A 5-year parts and labor warranty is offered on all work. Call (302) 414-9220 for a free estimate.