Defense Against Crime


How To Prevent Thieves From Breaking Into Your Garage

Crime-Prevention-TIPS-LogoWhen I moved into my house many years ago one for the first things I did was have all my locks re-keyed.  This is always recommended.

Some people will change their locks, however as reported in a previous post, and several news sites you may want to carefully shop for door locks. Many of the big home repair stores (Home Depot, Lowes, etc)  purchase their locks in bulk and many of the lock have the same key. So you may end up re-keying your lock anyway.

Our house has a typical manually-operated garage-door. The garage door has a locking T-handle in its horizontal center. At the back of the handle is a cam. Inside the door, a spring-loaded latch is mounted on the left side and another on the right, each locking to its respective rail.  A single cable attached the two latches and runs through the handle-cam. When the handle is unlocked with a key and rotated counter-clockwise, it rotates the cam to pull the two latches, releasing the door so it can be lifted.

The locksmith told me that I will need to be careful with the garage door as it is one of the easiest ways to enter the house.   The other day one of the local news channel did a story about this and I’ve included a link to their story here.


figure3The lock smith advised me to just get a lock and put it in the hole of the door bar once it is closed and it will prevent the garage from being opened from the our side.

We also recommend that if you have a home alarm and an attached garage, then place an alarm sensor on the house door. is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.




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