Is Your Garage Safe? Did You Know A Thief Can Open Your Garage Door in 6 Seconds? 1...2...3...4...5...6. As fast as it took for you to count to 6, a burglar can break into your garage. We were stunned by the video we found on YouTube showing how quickly someone armed only with a wire hanger can maneuver the wire through the door and hook the emergency release lever on the other side.
Garage doors have levers that allow them to be opened manually in case power is lost. Burglars, standing outside your garage, have figured out a way to use the hanger to pull down the release or to hook the red string that dangles from the lever. Once it is released, the garage door can be opened by hand from the outside.
There are a few businesses that sell garage locking systems that prevent these kind of break-ins. The cost varies by manufacturer. There is an inexpensive way to prevent this type of break-in. You can use a zip tie to fasten the emergency release lever to the garage door track to prevent it from being pulled open. A package of zip ties costs about $5 at the hardware store.
Our number one priority is the safety of you and your loved ones. We cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to serve and protect you! When I go out of town for a long weekend or vacation, I unplug my garage door opener and engage the manual lock.