5 Tips to Guard Your Garage Against Burglars

We invest in security systems to protect our homes from burglars and vandals. This has allowed us to view our homes at any given time. However, property owners often overlook the need to have their garage installed with security systems, which is as important as our home’s main building.

Our garage is where we store vehicles, gym equipment, bikes, maintenance tools, and other valuable items. Not having a security system installed in this area would make these valuable items vulnerable to burglars who won’t hesitate to break in whenever they can.

Considering these five tips will help you keep opportunists from breaking into your garage and stealing your things.

Equip your garage with high-quality CCTV cameras

Before authorities, the CCTV camera is your property’s first line of protection against burglary. It can protect your garage the same way it protects your home. Seeing a CCTV camera on your garage would make the thieves back out from entering, knowing that they can be captured and get arrested eventually.

Add a burglar alarm to your CCTVs

It would be unrealistic to think that no one would dare to break into your garage in the middle of the night or while you are away. In addition to CCTV cameras, installing a burglar alarm is a great help in informing you that someone is trying to intrude your garage, and even scaring these thieves off before they could even get their hands on your possessions.

Keep a regular security system maintenance schedule

Keeping burglars away means you have to keep your security systems in excellent condition all the time. Regardless of the quality of the systems when they are initially installed, time, weather, and other factors can decrease its life expectancy. If burglars see that your security systems are not well-maintained, that will make you their easy target. On the other hand, if they observe that your garage security is in excellent condition, the less chance for them to try on breaking in.

Invest in motion-sensing lights

As much as they can, burglars would keep themselves away from the light while they are trying to get a hold of your possessions. Installing motion-sensing lights that can shine directly upon them can make your property less appealing to these thieves.

Fasten your garage windows

Aside from your garage doors, the windows also provide burglars access to break-in. So it is crucial to check and fasten your garage windows all the time. However, not all garages have windows, so this tip won’t apply to everyone. If you have one, applying a frosted or one-way window glasses can discourage burglars from breaking into your home.

If you need help in securing your property, feel free to contact SMD Electrical. Our expert team has been on the trade for many years. We can guarantee to provide you excellent security system installation and services at budget-friendly prices.

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Burglary Advice for Businesses

How to Prevent a Burglary at your Premises Businesses are at greater risk of being targeted by criminals than private households, so it is vital as a business owner that you take all the necessary precautions to help protect your business and ensure that the people who work for you feel safe in the workplace.

Slow The Burglar Down
Make it as difficult as possible for the burglars to locate the goods and escape – doing so could encourage them to give up trying. To store money or important paperwork, the purchase of a safe is recommended.

Train the Staff
It is important to train your staff on crime prevention – they must understand the importance of looking for suspicious activity and to report it. Inform all staff of the preventative measures in place and how it works.
Lighting
Lighting plays an important part in security. Use internal and external lighting on your premises. It may help to deter a thief and increase the chances of them being seen.

Locking Up
Use top quality locks and bolts on all doors and windows. For extra security, use bars on particularly vulnerable windows and ensure you use the maximum strength glass, or glass film, to help prevent glass from being broken. External shutters are also a great deterrent.

Look After The Inside
Remove high value items from all window displays overnight and leave the till visible, empty and open. Hide the stock in the stock room by keeping windows blackened or boarded up – remember, the less stock you hold on your premises, the less can be taken. Invest in a strong, high quality safe for overnight storage BUT the best policy is to bank your cash at the end of every day.

Intruder Alarm Systems
A vital addition to any business. A burglar setting off a loud alarm whilst trying to enter your premises is not going to stick around for long! Burglar alarms not only act as a visual deterrent, they can also be connected to the Police who will immediately be informed of a potential break-in. CCTV security systems are also a great investment to help protect your business.