Garage Door Security
Unfortunately, garage doors are common break-in points for neighbourhood thieves. If you're concerned about the security of your garage door, we can help by assessing your garage door opener, controls, and accessories from the standpoint of security, including making recommendations on how to reduce break-in risk.
Our security inspection is free with any of our Garage Door Tune-Up Specials.
Here are a few things that can be done to improve the security of your garage door:
If you park outside, don't keep a garage door remote control inside the car.
Thieves can break into a car parked outside and use the remote control that's clipped to the sun visor or kept in the glove compartment to open the garage door. We recommend:
Ensure your garage door opener has MyQ®.
MyQ® is an access control app that connects your Liftmaster garage door opener to your smartphone. MyQ® allows you to:
Most Liftmaster garage door openers ≤5 years old have MyQ® capability built-in, and while some older ones may not, in many cases we can add MyQ® separately. Please contact us about your specific operator.
Install a wall control panel that has a motion detector, and link it to additional lighting.
Thieves like to operate under cover of darkness. A wall control station with a motion detector linked to the lights of the garage door opener, and possibly additional remote LED lighting, can provide a sudden burst of light to deter an intruder.
Install a smart camera in your garage.
See and hear what's going on in your garage with live streaming video.
Ensure your garage door opener and controls utilize rolling code security 2.0+ technology.
If you open the battery compartment on your remote control and see a panel of DIP switches similar to below, consider upgrading your garage door opener to one using newer Security 2.0+ technology.