Best garage door locks to help prevent car theft
A secure garage door can help keep your home and vehicles safe from theft. Here’s what you need to know about garage door locks so you can lock up like an expert.
Securing your garage door is crucial to keeping burglars out of your home. Garages remain a prime target for burglars, thanks to strong demand for used cars and other hot items like power tools and bicycles.
Between 2020-22, 12,000 Victorian households were victims of motor vehicle theft, while 70,900 households experienced theft from a motor vehicle, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
“Garage doors can make or break a home in terms of convenient entry and vehicle security,” says Josh Martin from AGG Doors, who assists with RACV Trades garage door callouts, including installations, repairs and servicing.
While security measures like motion-activated lights near garage doors can help deter burglars from targeting your garage, a quality garage door lock is the best way to keep your car and other valuables safe. “Doors locks are your first defence when it comes to unwanted ‘visitors’ in your garage, home, office or vehicle,” says Shane McBride from Casey Locksmiths, another RACV Trades provider. “If locks are installed and used correctly, they can stop an intruder entering your space.”
Here are the best kinds of garage door locks so you can lock up shop with the most security possible.