Protect your Garage from break-ins

Protect your Garage from break-ins

With the holidays around the corner, the rate of home break-ins is much higher than any other time during the year. So, taking extra precautions with securing your home is always a smart idea.

Garage door break-inToday one of the easier ways a burglar can get into your home isn’t necessarily the way you think it would be, broken window, entry door. It’s actually the garage door, that’s right the garage door. An intruder, armed with a tool as simple as a wire clothes hanger and the determination to break in has all he needs to get into your locked up home. Even if they aren’t sure how to do it, there are several videos on YouTube and the Internet that can show them how, such as the video below:

**As much as we HATE TO SHOW THIS, we want to show you how easy and vulnerable your home is**

While this video is disturbing and worrisome, there are ways to secure your emergency pull cord and prevent this from happening to you. One way to prevent this is to zip tie around the release which is cost efficient and easy to cut off if opening from the inside is needed.

Another trick would be to get a type of wire mesh to cage around the latch, therefore preventing the intruder from being able to directly reach the latch with his wire hanger. You can see this in the video below:

Break-ins happen every day, and it’s important to keep ourselves informed of how they happen and ways to prevent them. There are several videos online, such as the ones above that can help educate us on how to keep our homes more secure from clever burglars, and yes, they are getting more and more clever all of the time. So do the research, watch the news and stay informed and secure your home TODAY.

Wishing you and your loved ones safe and Happy Holidays this season!!


This blog was written by Leslie Llerena from our Sarasota Design Center. Plagiarism is prohibited. *This blog is owned by D & D Garage Doors. 



  • Debbie says:

    What wonderful information this is and will be sharing it for sure!

  • Gary Duncan says:

    oops…should be ‘advice’ not ‘advise’

  • Mia Boyd says:

    Wow, after seeing this, it seems like garage doors can be a fairly easy thing to break into. I want to make sure my home s safe and secure, especially through my garage. Maybe I’ll look into having my door replaced.

  • Deanna R. Jones says:

    I agree, protecting your garage from break-ins is important to keep your home safe. I’ve known that garage break-ins are possible, but I didn’t realize just how susceptible by intruders. The information about securing my door with a zip tie could help to make my door more secure. It has an emergency pull cord, so I should take your advice and tie a zip tie around the release so that I can prevent a burglar from coming in my home through my garage.

  • Laila Keirstead says:

    I didn’t know you could even break into a garage door without causing a lot of noise. I guess if they were to come at night it could be easier to break in, but my neighborhood is pretty alive during the day. I will have to talk to my husband about putting in a zip tie on the emergency pull cord so we don’t have to worry about someone trying to get in that way. If you are going to leave your garage like normal, you should also think about locking the door that leads to the garage. That way you have another lock they have to get through.

  • Sean Renard says:

    I have seen all of the above listed videos and I would say, these are amazing. I think everyone should watch once to these videos especially those who want to know basic understanding of how to service garage door by itself.

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