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The Best Garage Security – How To Burglar Proof a Garage

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Many people don’t give garage security the attention it warrants. It is important not to overlook garage door security.


Can burglars Open Garage Doors?

We have noticed that garages and lock ups are being targeted in the Enfield and Barnet areas. Intruders are increasingly taking advantage of the fact that garages present an opportunity of easy access and often some high value items.

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How Can I Make My Garage Door More Secure?

At IKS Locksmiths we are qualified security specialists experienced in fitting, opening and changing all lock types and installing high security systems. We are MLA approved lock specialists operating in North London and the surrounding areas of London and Hertfordshire.

We provide a free security survey and will advise you on the best security measures for your garage in particular. It is important to look at each situation individually.

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What is the Most Secure Type of Garage Door?

Garage security measures required vary in each individual case. It will depend on a number of factors including the style of garage doors you have. A typical ‘up and over’ garage door lock may not be sufficient if you are storing high value items. In this case additional door bolts may be required to give you extra security. Another way of achieving increased security is to install a garage defender which is fitted along the ground and restricts the opening. This can make a great difference.

High quality garage door locks are usually enough however some situations call for specialised security doors. This is usually in high risk areas or where a garage holds very high value items. For advice on buying garage security doors contact a garage door installation specialist. In most cases adding high quality garage doors locks is enough and much more economical.


How Do you Burglar Proof a Garage Door?

Last week we attended an emergency call out in the Hendon area where 2 Bicycles and valuable tools were stolen from a poorly secured garage. This could have been easily prevented with a reasonably low cost lock.

High quality appropriate garage door security locks are a must when it comes to securing a garage. It’s not just garage door security that needs to be addressed it’s also important to consider the possibility of intruder access via garage windows. Garage window locks are just as important as a good garage door security lock.

Garage Security Measures

These are key areas you may wish to consider;

  • External garage door and window locks.
  • Internal door locks to your home from your garage – particularly on fire doors which are not designed with security in mind.
  • Security systems that lock items to the floor or walls – such as machinery or bikes.

A survey of your garage security by an approved experienced locksmith is free and highly recommended.


How Do I Protect My Garage From Thieves?

If you do have a garage and consider the contents you may find the value really adds up. These are just some of the items that people store in their garage;

  • Vehicles
  • Freezer / fridge
  • Tools
  • Bicycles
  • Sports equipment
  • Machinery
  • Golf clubs
  • Camping gear
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Baby equipment
  • Lawn mowers
  • Chemicals
  • The list goes on…..

Loss of these items may not seem as significant as the loss of jewellery or other items in the home but if they did go missing it would cause you significant inconvenience, expense and annoyance, enough to make it well worthwhile investing in appropriate garage security locks.

Call your local MLA Approved Locksmith for advice.

Garage and Garden Security Issues

It’s not just the contents of the garage that are at risk, you should consider if your garage allows access to your home or back garden allowing intruders to easily enter your home from a more concealed back entrance. Intruders can use tools from the garage to gain access to your house.
Garage types most at risk are those hidden from street view such as;

  • Block garages away from residential view
  • Garages set back from the front of the house
  • Garages that give access to the back garden
  • Attached garages that have a door leading into the house

You can read about garden gate locks here. For more information on Garden Security read our Ultimate Guide to Burglary Prevention.

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A professional Master Locksmith will advise you on which garage locks are necessary for your specific property, circumstances and the area you live in. A trustworthy locksmith will help you establish the minimum requirements and offer you a range of options to cater for different budgets.

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IKS Locksmiths are MLA approved locksmiths in London. Call us to arrange a free security survey.

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