Did You Know– Crooks can Open Your Garage Door in less than 7 seconds?
We were stunned by the video 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. Click here to see the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgwJXwKK3f4
All 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 a 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.
Here 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. Money well spent.
PS. Make sure to buy the smaller zip ties, you don’t need the larger ones.