Whether your garage is attached to your house or not, you should be aware of keeping your garage safe and your valuables secure. Garages are often seen as easy opportunities for thieves and are more often than not the target for burglaries. It is, therefore, essential to take steps to make sure your garage is as secure as possible.


Investing in security measures for your garage door is a small price to pay in the grand scheme of things – ensuring you and your home are safe. Let’s take a look at some different ways to increase the security of your garage doors.

Cover Garage Windows

Windows in a garage are a great feature for letting in light and adding to the overall look of your property, however, for thieves, windows make it easy to scope out for anything worth stealing, such as expensive tools and bikes. Covering windows with something like a frosted film will still allow natural light to flow into your garage but will provide enough coverage to stop potential thieves from seeing what you have inside.

Install a Smart Opener

A smart garage door opener works like a normal garage door opener but has the ability to connect to Wi-Fi, this allows for remote control monitoring of the garage door directly from an app on a smartphone. Fitting a smart opener will allow you to check the security of your garage door without having the even be at home. Should someone try and enter your garage, you will receive an alert on your app, which will enable you to contact the emergency services straight away.

Be Security Aware with Your Garage Door Remote Control

Think about the security of your garage door remote control. Don’t leave it on show in your car or even in your glovebox – a thief will know exactly where to look to find it. Try and get into the habit of keeping your remote control in a purse, handbag or even with your car key itself.

Use a Garage Door Lock

If you have a garage door that opens manually, it may be worth thinking about installing a locking handle or even a lock on the inside of the garage door. This should be locked behind you before entering your house to prevent anyone from opening the garage door again until you unlock it.

Think about Lighting and Security Cameras

Do you have any security lighting fitted at home? If not, it might be a good idea to think about installing some motion sensor lighting in and around your home and garage. Nothing will scare away a potential thief faster than a sudden burst of security lighting around them.

Installing security cameras is always going to be a huge deterrent for any potential break-ins and thefts, as burglars will know that every aspect of them is being recorded on camera – their actions, their facial features and their clothing.  Many of the new smart home security cameras even allow you to keep an eye on what’s happening at your home when you’re not there – providing you with that peace of mind that your home and garage are safe.

Keeping your garage safe from potential thieves doesn’t have to be a difficult thing – by simply following our helpful tips, your garage and your property should stay safe and secure.

At Hipwoods, we are always here to help, so if you are looking for a new garage door or even a repair to your existing garage door, get in touch with our team of experts at Hipwoods today to book your FREE survey.