Learn How You Can Secure Your Garage with a Zip Tie
One of the most popular methods thieves use to break into garages involves a simple method of inserting a wire clothes hanger into the top of the panel and releasing the safety. This trick can allow entry into your garage in as little as six seconds. This can be especially problematic if you’re one of many homeowners who leave their interior garage door unlocked.
In order to prevent this, take a strong zip tie and run it through both holes in your garage door’s safety release, then fasten it. If done properly, you shouldn’t be able to release the safety latch.
The only concern with this method is in the event of an emergency, you will not be able to release the safety without first breaking the zip tie. Therefore we recommend using a zip tie you can break or keeping a tool within the garage that can do so.