Our hopeful good night’s sleep is often disturbed by the thought of burglars entering our homes and worse, endangering our lives and our loved ones.
An interrupted peace of mind.
The deprivation of a well deserved security.
In 2011, more than 2 million burglaries were reported in America alone. A significant percentage of those incidents are through our very own garages.
The creators of the The Garage Shield have come up with an innovative solution to this growing concern.
How can this be done?
Our guest today will lead us to the unveiling of this little trick to keep your home secured.
Thank you for having us today, Alex.
The Garage Shield was formed in 2015 to support the Garage Shield device. We are currently awaiting approval on both our utility and design patent which were filed in 2015. We are currently working with a number of distributors and marketing agencies on bringing the product to market. Currently the device is available online only.
Inline with the question above, can you tell us about the time when you started to distribute the product through the company?
The product has been officially on the market since the summer of 2015. We have had a lot of attention from security companies, garage companies, realtors, law enforcement, and even Spy shops and HOA’s.
Well, that truly worked in your favor. Were there significant changes with the products design over time? If so, what were these changes?
Not really. The Shield was designed from the get go to be extremely simple to install. Our vision was to have anyone, including those with little to no mechanical experience, easily install the device in seconds. We like to say, fit it and forget it. The only real change was in Nov 2015 to make the device slightly more universal in design, to accommodate a wider range of doors.
To follow up on that, how are these changes beneficial to homeowners today?
If you have a J-Arm, or in layman’s terms, that little metal bar that connects your garage door to the garage door opener on your ceiling, then the Garage Shield will work just fine for you. Even if you have a thicker or round arm, it should install just fine.
There are products widely sold in the market that have the same function as your product. How does Garage Shield stand out from the competition?
Not true. There are very, very few products on the market, and they all require extensive mechanical experience and significant amount of time to install. Whereas the Garage Shield snaps together in seconds and without tools. Anyone can do it.
Most of the garage doors have the same structure but there are some that appear to be different from the rest. How do you address these differences in door structure?
Most any modern garage door that has panels (say, versus the old tilt up doors and barn doors) will work, assuming it uses the J-arm as previously mentioned.
Burglars will only need a hook and a wedge to break in. 6 seconds and homeowners will never know what hit them.
As of writing, SOME homeowners still use a zip tie solution which are commonly denied by insurance. What were the actions made to make the product federally legal?
First and foremost, you don’t want to use a zip tie, it’s just stupid. In fact, the garage door company and news media that first aired the story, recently recanted and provided a new review of our product in favor of not using the zip tie. Think about it logically, why would you put a zip tie on an emergency exit blocking the exit? It’s just a stupid idea and could seriously put someone in harm’s way (think fire and smoke inhalation, not being able to escape the garage). The garage door industry, via the IDA and DASMA, has been warning people including garage door repair companies, to still using zip ties for years. It is a violation of UL Code 325 and Federal Regulations to use zip ties. The Garage Shield does not block the emergency release mechanism in any way.
You appear to have gone to great heights to ensure security for your clients. Can you share with us future plans on creating more designs that will tear down all possible garage door vulnerabilities?
I’m sorry, all plans for future products are still being kept tightly secret, as there are unscrupulous people out there that would certainly still our ideas if we don’t have patents in place.
This is probably what every home needs right now. Is this available outside the U.S? If so, how can our readers avail this product from other countries?
Yes, currently in Canada and Mexico. Shipping costs are too high for elsewhere at this point. We are also awaiting our international patent approval. We are working with overseas manufacturers for distribution elsewhere. Currently the product is made in the USA only.
Finally, can you share with us discount codes for our readers to avail?
No discounts, however you can save on shipping (which is costly) if you purchase two or more units. Perhaps a 3 car garage, or friends, family, or even a neighbor, might benefit from a second device?
An average increase of 0.9 percent per year for burglary is anticipated by the officials. Now with this product, it is expected to significantly decrease over the years.
We thank you for your time Alex and we wish you and the team behind The Garage Shield the best of luck.
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