For starters, once your garage has been compromised, it is only a matter of time before the door leading to the home will be used to enter. Most of these doors lack sufficient controls: deadbolt locks, upgraded strike plates and screws, and brace bars placed under the handle.
One way bad guys gain access to your garage is to look into a window and use a modified coat hanger to activate the garage door's emergency release lever. Once this has been done, he can manually pull open the garage door and gain access to valuable goods: vehicles, scooters, bicycles, mowers, snow blowers, tools, and etc.
Thus, as a counter-measure, you should remove the rope or chain connected to the garage door's emergency release lever and frost your windows so that no one looking into them can scope out both the opener and any valuables that could be deemed worthy of being stolen.
Moreover, you should always keep the door closed when you are not actively using the garage. In addition, you should also consider adding security to the garage windows (e.g. fortifying film, key activated locks, and bars), adding motion activated lighting around the garage, and adding a security system to monitor and detect movement around your garage.
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