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I’m Going On Vacation: Is My Home Protected?

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Summer is coming and what family doesn’t want to take a trip somewhere? Well, like so many others, you want your home to be in the same condition as when you left it. Break-ins are a very common crime these days, sad to say, but there are ways to protect your home while you are away. So instead of wondering, “Is my home protected?” you can enjoy your vacation! Here are some helpful tips for garage security.

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Who Has My Keypad Code?

First off, you should never give your code out to anyone that you do not trust. If your house is being built and the contractor has the code to your garage, he may give it to another one of his employees. Now there are 2 people (you have no idea who they are, where they live, or what they do outside of work) who have access to your home. Not that those people are not good people, you just wouldn’t want to trust your most precious things in life with JUST anyone. One helpful tip from us is to change your code as soon as you move into your home!  (Find out how to change your code by clicking the link at the bottom.)

Change Your Code.

Another helpful tip that goes along with your code is changing your code every 6 months. This not only protects your home from burglaries, but it can also keep anyone who has your code (and don’t want in your home) OUT. Some situations come up where that is they only option that you have… to give someone your garage code. But, it is a safety precaution to change your code every 6 months.

Bring Your Opener Inside!

Something else to consider would be taking your garage door opener inside! If the vehicle that you leave at home while you are on your vacation has your garage door opener on your visor, take it inside. If you have someone trying to break into your car, they might be smart enough to see your opener and then have access to your home. You can never be too safe when it comes to your home. Following these easy steps can keep you and your family protected.

Click here for the steps you can take to change your code. You always want your home to be your safe place, make sure it stays that way!

Tags: Home Safety, Garage Door, Garage Safety

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