Many people enter their homes through their garages because it’s more convenient. They turn into their driveways, hit a button on their garage door remotes, park, and then enter their homes through a door in the garage. Convenience is great, but it can backfire sometimes.
Burglars also like entering homes through garages for the same reason – convenience. They hit the jackpot when you leave a remote in a vehicle parked in your driveway or on the street, and the jackpot is even bigger when the vehicle is not locked. When a bad guy gets his hands on your garage remote, he’s just a click away from getting into your home. So, garage door remotes should never be left in vehicles!
Kids love playing with remotes because it’s fun, but it’s also dangerous. To reduce the potential dangers that garage remotes pose to children, the IDA (International Door Association) has compiled a program called D.O.O.R. Safe. Check it out and establish a rule in your home that the kids are not allowed to play with garage door remotes.
If you’ve broken or lost a remote, it’s easy to get a replacement. Shop online or contact the manufacturer of the door opener. Remember to have your model number on hand.
At the Overhead Door Company of Charleston in SC, we’re ready to help homeowners and businesses. We take pride in our level of service, our products and our people. We can also perform a commercial fire drop test to ensure your door complies with NFPA standards.