Article by: Deirdre Sullivan
Published: March 14, 2014
A video that shows a burglar only needs a wire hanger and six seconds to break in to a garage has received nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube.
We’re not saying this video is to blame, but it’s a good idea to button up when it comes to your attached garage. It’s the fourth most-common entry point for residential break-ins.
What can you do? A few DIYs can secure your garage door:
- Use a 1-by-4-inch piece of wood above your garage door to block a wire hanger.
- Thread a plastic zip tie through the door’s emergency release latch.
- Get alerts from a smartphone garage door controller when your door is opened